Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yeah, though slightly different since I changed the waistline to be lower.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
They were pretty simplistic but I could follow. I would add that you should definitely mark your CF and CB on your PJ pants or you'd get confused!
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Yay, easy!! Something dumb about the pattern though was that it said to buy 2m of elastic for the PJ pants. Yeah right! All you need is your waist measurement plus an inch or two. Silly McCalls. So I needed less than half what they said.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Just chopping off the top of the pants to make them sit lower. Oh, I also attempted to fit them for a full butt adjustment by letting out the side seams and levelling the top of the pants on my body (tying elastic around the top and marking a horizontal line). Levelling the top meant I chopped more off the front than the back. Therefore I feel I effectively added length to the back. Adding width and length = janky full butt adjustment I reckon.
Oh yeah, and levelling the top of the pants meant a wonky line at the top. Which made it a pain in the butt to fold over for the elastic. So yeah, not the best. (Originally the top of the pants was on the cross grain which would have been nice and easy to fold).
This explanation probably makes NO sense at all. Well I tried!
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I'd like to try sewing it again but doing the full butt adjustment by the book, that would be an interesting experiment!