Sequoia Cargos – pattern test

This is one of the pattern tests that I just could not say “no” to doing.  These cargos were a much needed addition to my wardrobe, so I couldn’t help but raise my hand.

These are the Sequoia Cargo pants and shorts from Itch to Stitch.  They also come with tabs in the legs so you can roll them up.  I didn’t do that option due to personal preference.  I will very likely be making a pair of these as shorts for summer, too!

I used a woven with slight stretch from Joann’s.

I had to do a few modifications, which is normal in making pants.  It is rare that they will fit every body straight from the pattern.  My modifications:

  • Added 2″ to the bottom.  I tend to need length and she drafts for 5′ 6″.

  • I lowered the front waist by about an inch. I also feel like the crotch hits a little low on me.   Next time I will take in the top of the inside front leg seam by about 1″.

  • I put the pockets on the back pieces before sewing up the side seams. It is just easier to do it then. I also lowered them about an inch for placement.

  • I topstitched the side seam before putting the pockets on so it stayed nice and flat. I don’t think that was in the instructions.

I did a muslin to test the fit on these, and I really should have taken in the front crotch after doing so.  Live and learn!  These are very comfortable to wear and pretty fun with all the details.

Kennis did a great job on the instructions for the fly zipper and all the pockets.  It is a pattern that takes a bit of time.  It took about an hour to put the pattern together, cut out the pieces and interface them all, and another 6 to put it together.  You need to take your time, so they look nice, which includes doing all the top-stitching.

The pattern releases today,  and is on sale, so make sure to grab a copy!

The sweater I am wearing here is the Naptime Creations Slouchy Sweatshirt, that I made a few years back.  The cowl is one I knitted a few years ago, too.

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