|McCall's: 6844 (Misses'/Miss Petite Cardigans) - Type:Coat/Jacket |
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|Posted on:||10/29/13 9:50 AM |
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McCall's Pattern Info
|Pattern Rating:||Highly Recommend |
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|Available for sale on PR: $15.16 (See envelope) |
|Fabric:||Ponte Knit [See other projects in this fabric]|
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Close-fitting cardigans (do not meet at center front) have collar extending into front band, and narrow hem. A and C: shaped hemline, wrong side shows.
I made view A - twice
XS-M and L-XXL, I cut a medium
The pattern is *designed* to skim the body (it's a close fit) and not to meet at center front. So a medium has a finished bust of 36.5" (my full bust is ~39"). If I wanted it to close...I'd have to cut a Large (which would probably be too big through the shoulders).
IMO you should cut the size you'd normally cut in S/M/L sized patterns or go larger only if you'd want it to meet/overlap.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
VERY easy. There are 4 pattern pieces and putting it together is very intuitive. I did ask Jenny (of JennySews2) for clarification on the final direction, to topstitch.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I LOVE it. It's a nice twist on the drape front knit cardigan. I like that it's designed not to meet at center front, it feels very casual yet the fact that it is fitted makes it not feel sloppy.
I like the shaped hem - I think that is flattering for most body types.
Black ponte knit and Winter White ponte
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
None to the black version. I cut it straight out of the envelope.
On the ivory version I added 1/2" to the back piece (by cutting a bit away from the fold. I also sewed the sleeves with a 1/2" instead of 5/8" seam allowance.
I added 1" to the sleeve length. I could have added 1/2" and been okay. On the black version, I barely had a 3/8" hem on the sleeve.
On both, I did not do the top stitching but after serging, I did stitch in the ditch for the collar.
On the black: I was wondering why the collar felt weird. And I looked at Mimi and Jenny's versions and thought their collars aren't weird. Well, I sewed mine on upside down/backwards (whichever is technically the correct term!). Ahhhh. The joys.
On the ivory, I sewed the collar correctly. It lies really nicely.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
***I have another knit on hand for the peplum version. I'll likely post that as a separate review since changing or adding pictures is so complicated.***
YES. I have fabric for one and fabric on the way for another. This is a GREAT fall wardrobe staple. I could see making in bright colors for spring too!
Love. Love. Love.
(Top is NL 6108, reviewed here )
(White Tank reviewed here )
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