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High-waisted pants - McCall’s 4822 (1958 pattern)

Added Feb 18, 2011

by verypurplepe...

Tokyo, Japan






I rarely wear nor make pants for myself, but I ‘d been wanting to try this 1958 McCall’s 4822 pattern. The fabris is cheap polyester, perfect for this project. If it turned out horrible, I can pretend that it’s a muslin….

The belt carriers are pretty interesting they are made from the same piece of pattern as the pants. There is a pair of darts on each pattern piece, which are stitched until reaching the waist, then slashed open to make the belt carriers. I’ve never seen something like this and I was curious to make them!

I’m not too sure about the finished result though. The high-waisted pants dominate my whole proportion, leaving only a small amount of my upper body to ‘decorate’. Maybe I’m just not used to wearing this kind of pants, my husband said it is different from what I usually wear but still look cute nonetheless. But I really enjoyed making this pants and learned new things from it. My favorite part is the construction of the belt carriers. I showed them to my husband and he was puzzled of how they were possible. Ha! I’m a magician!

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    Nov 14, 2011, 08.39 PMby burda-user-279566


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    Feb 23, 2011, 07.50 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    absolutly lovely and i agree with you! you are a magician…. the belt thing is absolutly stunning!

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    Feb 22, 2011, 04.15 PMby littlepixie

    I really like these pants! I think they’re just adorable : )

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    Feb 20, 2011, 09.15 AMby lclausewitz

    As I see it, the “shortened torso” effect comes from the bagginess around the hips and the thighs. A somewhat closer fit on those areas might make the whole outfit look a bit more proportional. The bagginess might exactly be what you need if you’re trying to pull off a petite and youthful appearance, though. Just be prepared when people mistake you for your kids’ elder sister.

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    Feb 19, 2011, 11.30 AMby Xenia phillip

    i would really like to do this project where did you get it from because i dont know anywhere that may sell that and that whole outfit looks cute on you

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    Feb 18, 2011, 05.52 PMby tinybows

    you look so cute! very cool and retro!

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    Feb 18, 2011, 04.53 PMby pampula

    Oh, these look just perfect!! I’ve been looking for some granpa-styled, highwaisted trousers and maybe I should also concider making them myself:)

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      Feb 19, 2011, 08.42 AMby verypurpleperson

      I think you will look wonderful in them!

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    Feb 18, 2011, 04.21 PMby lorencline

    The color looks fantastic on you. The outfit pairing looks nice. The pattern… is a little baggy around your hip and thigh area. They look like they aren’t pulled up far enough, you might need to make a ‘short person’ adjustment. (I have to do that to all my bottoms.)

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      Feb 19, 2011, 08.41 AMby verypurpleperson

      That sounds like something that I will constantly need! Thank you, I will look into it (and maybe buy a good fitting book!)

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    Feb 18, 2011, 12.10 PMby fairyprincess

    I’m so glad you showed a close up picture of the belt loops because they sound so confusing… but actually I’m still trying to wrap my head around how they work ha! Brilliant pants!

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      Feb 19, 2011, 08.39 AMby verypurpleperson

      I was confused too reading the instructions, but they slowly made sense when I started making them :)

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    Feb 18, 2011, 09.51 AMby Helena Holmgren

    I just love them, and the color! Really amazing!

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