McCalls 7726 // DIY High-Waisted Pleated Pants

Heyyy Family…..Happy Wednesday!!!  Who told South Florida it was allowed to get cold? No Bueno…No Bueno!!! I live in South Florida and we don’t know cold.  So when I saw 61 degrees on my weather app I was like NOOOO!!!

Ok…OK… I know what you’re saying… “Tisa, really,  61 degrees is not cold girl”. I know, but for me it is……..

So with that I decided to make these high-waisted pleated pants.  Living in Florida I rarely wear pants.  But when I do, I love to go with Linen because of the easy breezy feel it has. I found this delicious linen FABRIC from Joann’s Fabric. I’ve grown a love affair for linen.



I must say I love these pants. The pleats give it such a great look and fit.  I made a sash to go with these pants, but I opted to wear it with a belt instead.


Who doesn’t love pockets? I know I do, but when I put these pants on I was able to see the pocket through my pants and I did not like that.  So I stitched the pockets closed and cut out the pocket bag.  Ahhhh…much better!!!


If you asked me last year to wear linen, I would have said “HECK NO”!! Ohh I bite my tongue now.  I never gave it a chance.  But I seen one of my clients in a beautiful linen dress and decided to give it a chance. So happy I did.




Pattern Description: 
Pleated pants are loose-fitting through the hip and have length variations.
Pattern Sizing:
I cut size 12
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes instructions were very clear.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love the pleats in the pants
Fabric Used:
Linen Look
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I lengthen the pants by 3 inches.  I also closed the pocket and removed pocket bag
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Conclusion: These pants are a great fit and great look!!


Thank you for stopping by and I look forward to seeing you again!

Love you Mucho,





6 thoughts on “McCalls 7726 // DIY High-Waisted Pleated Pants

Add yours

  1. These look great on you! I am in the middle (zipper install) of the cropped version. Mine are in a cream and charcoal blue pinstripe linen. I was concerned that they would be too see through so, I backed them in a very light cotton muslin. Now, to get the fit right. I have a very flat rear and have never worn a pant with back pleats. They will either mask the problem or, make it worse. Hoping for the first option!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Website Powered by

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: