OOP McCalls 6291: DIY Cuffed Printed Patterned Summer Trousers

McCalls 6291 Viscose Pattermed Cuffed Trousers
McCalls 6291 Viscose Patterned Cuffed Trousers worn with Wallis Top

Hello Friends,

Here in the UK we are currently enjoying a fantastic hot summer. It makes me want to sew quick and easy items which are cool and breezy to wear.

I have had this pattern, (OOP) McCalls 6291, in my stash for a while. I decided to make them up in some patterned viscose (rayon) fabric. I saw lots of women in Barcelona wearing trousers just like this. They are so cool and comfortable to wear when the temperatures soar.

McCalls 6291 Viscose Pattermed Cuffed Trousers
McCalls 6291 Viscose Pattermed Cuffed Trousers
McCalls 6291 Viscose Pattermed Cuffed Trousers
McCalls 6291 Viscose Pattermed Cuffed Trousers

The pattern itself features double elastic casings at the waist and ankles, and front pleats, which I know can be unflattering on many women (myself included), but I think I got away with it because of the viscose fabric I used. I used my overlocker to finish all the inside seams.

McCalls 6291 Viscose Pattermed Cuffed Trousers
McCalls 6291 Viscose Pattermed Cuffed Trousers

Pattern Review:

Pattern Description:

Pull-on shorts A or pants B, C have front pleats, side pockets, separate waistband with double elastic casings, elastic leg casings, patch pockets and flaps with buttonhole closure; shorts A are upper thigh length; pants B are above ankle length, self-carriers with buttonhole closure, casing with elastic cording and purchased stopper, back patch pockets; pants C are ankle length with double elastic leg casings and back patch pockets.

I made view C (although I actually cut view B and added 3 inches).

Pattern Sizing:


Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?


Were the instructions easy to follow?


What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?

These are so easy to sew up. They are designed to be loose fitting, and as they have elastic at the waist, there was no need for any fitting (for me). Nothing to dislike really. You either like this style, or you don’t. They are incredibly comfortable and perfect in this drapey viscose for the hot weather we are currently enjoying.

Fabric Used:

A patterned viscose fabric.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:

Nothing aside from adding 3 inches of length.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?

Maybe and yes.


You either love these or hate these I guess. I love them.

I know loose fitting trousers like this may not be everyone’s cup of tea. What do you think? Would you wear trousers like this? I wore them out for drinks with a girl friend last night and have worn them again today with flat sandals…I felt very comfortable and cool wearing them.

Until soon….

McCalls 6291 Viscose Pattermed Cuffed Trousers
McCalls 6291 Viscose Pattermed Cuffed Trousers

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By day I work in the exciting world of pharmaceutical regulatory affairs, registering medicines (!), but by night I turn in to a sewing diva, making all manner of clothes in my beautiful sewing space (which you can tour using the link at the top of this blog). I love how sewing and sewing clothes that fit my curvy body continually challenges me. I enjoy working with all different types of fabric, and whilst I don't like to put restrictions on myself and say I won't buy RTW, the truth is that I probably rarely do buy it, preferring the fit of my own me-made clothes. I love to use natural fibres where ever possible and colourful coats are an obsession of mine! Sewing is both my addiction and my therapy. You can contact me at sewmanju@yahoo.co.uk

34 thoughts on “OOP McCalls 6291: DIY Cuffed Printed Patterned Summer Trousers

  1. I love this outfit. If you haven’t already, you should have a look at the Chanel 2015 cruise collection. They’ve put loose fitting pants under everything, dresses, skirts and even culottes…fabulous!

  2. You make the most fun outfits! This is also very flattering. I really enjoy your projects. Thanks for sharing about them.

  3. I love them! I can imagine how comfortable they are and I feel very relaxed and stylish in pants that are flowing. I think the drape is everything. You look fantastic!

  4. I love these pants and think they look very flattering on you! I love the top you paired them with as well.

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