Drawstring Shorts: McCall’s 7364

Another pair of shorts! So far, I’ve been sticking to my goal of using up my fabric and pattern stash. I bought both fabric and pattern in 2016! Wow, 5 years ago. I finally used both to make drawstring shorts.

The pattern I used was McCall’s 7364. The fabric is from Joann and is a cotton lawn. I only bought one yard of fabric, I don’t know why, but most likely it’s because I was new to sewing at the time and did an impulse buy. I bought the pattern in 2016 as well but never opened it or used it until now. This is actually my first time learning how to make drawstring shorts. It was easy and fun.

McCall’s 7364 is described as below waist shorts. There is also an option to make straight-leg pants. You will need to purchase drawstring. I made view A which are the shorts with rolled hem. The wrong side shows when you roll up the shorts. . There are options for side-seam, side-front and back patch pockets. I only made the side front pockets for my shorts and opted out of the back patch pockets.

Fabric recommendations are cotton blends, linen, chambray, challis and denim since this pattern is designed for medium-weight woven fabrics. I used a cotton lawn and it was not of medium weight. It was light weight and I see a difference. It looks more like pajama shorts than going out shorts. I still wore them out, lol.

The instructions were easy to follow. The pattern is designed for a beginner.

Design changes that I made is that instead of using a purchased drawstring, I made 1/2 inch bias tape using the same fabric and used that as the drawstring.

Comfy, flowy, cool summer shorts. Happy Sewing!


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