Earlier this month I completed a dusky gray-blue pair of pants from NEWLOOK 6246. Already I've worn them quite a bit and find they are comfortable for errand running and general knocking about, particularly since I added pockets a-la NEWLOOK 6216. :)
The photos below are from my Me-Made-May 2014 participation, where I pledged to wear 'something' made by me each day. These are the days I wore my new pants.
NEWLOOK 6216 pants a number of times now and was looking for another slim-fitting, straight leg, elastic-waist pants when I found NEWLOOK 6246 and purchased the pattern from our local Wal-Mart, where all the NEWLOOK patterns are priced at $2.97 each Pattern Review notes: NEWLOOK 6246 view C & D "Woven cropped pants are
slim and have hemmed or tied ankle. Pants also have elastic waist and
pockets." Before I did anything, I placed both patterns, the 6216 and the 6246, on top
of each other, to see there was a slight difference between the two. That made it easier to determine the changes I wanted to make on the 6246.
In-seam pockets are not a favorite of mine, so I
altered the pocket using the NEWLOOK 6216 cargo-type pocket. I like the white top-stitching against the gray-blue fabric.
Added 2" to the length,
no ties at hem.....
.....and raised the center back 1/2".
Now that I am writing my post, I cannot seem to find the THREADS link to a Sandra Betzina diagram I found about raising the back on a pair of pants, so I've drawn my own little diagram to show you what I did, below. I am no expert, by a long shot!, in fitting, but this made sense to me and seemed to work. The front measured about the same as the NEWLOOK 6216, so I knew that would be okay, but knowing the 6216's back was a little low, I took a chance with the 6246. No slashing of pattern, just used my ruler to draw a line raising the center back 1/2". The dashed lines are the new cut lines for the waist. Glad I did. These fit well. I cut a size 10 and serged all seams with @3/8" seam allowance.
Don't elastic-waist pants look awful on a hanger?!, but oh-so-comfortable to wear.
Blue-gray cotton fabric purchased at Wal-Mart for $2.00/yard, 44" wide, 2 1/2 yards = $5.00
These pants are definitely worth $5.00!