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Posted on:2/7/14 9:37 AM
Project Photo:McCall's: 5978 by CreativeDiva

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McCall's Pattern Info
Pattern Rating:Great Wardrobe Builder
Review Rating: Very Helpful by 2 people   
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Fabric:Sweater Knit  [See other projects in this fabric]
I am not a sweater set kind of girl, but with this print, I made an exception.

This pattern is OOP.

Misses Cardigans & Top: Cardigans have three-quarter or full length sleeves and stitched hems; cardigan A has purchased lace trim; cardigan B has jewel stones; cardigan C has pearls; cardigan D has self-fabric appliques; sleeveless top E has narrow hem finishing at neck, armhole and lower edges.

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

Were the instructions easy to follow? I glanced over them. I used quarter inch Steam A Seam around the neckline and armholes of the tank after I serged them. This makes stitching the curves lay flat with curling. I also used half inch SAS at the hems.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? There is nothing to dislike. Between my machine and serger, this was a quick sew

Fabric Used: A moderately stretchy knit purchased at Joann's a while ago.

Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: I did not do any of the lace or gem embellishment and I'm still undecided about the buttons. If you look closely at the tank top, you'll see a bust dart.

Would you sew it again? Not sure. But I do need cardigans in my wardrobe, so I might give this a thought.
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sewing for fun said...
Wow! That is a great set. Very shapely and what a fun print :)
2/7/14 9:51 AM
staging lady said...
This is fabulous I just love that print!
2/7/14 10:02 AM
MrsCharisma said...
I love twin sets and this one too! So cute!
2/7/14 10:06 AM
Baja Susana said...
Love it! Love the print, love purple, love what you have done. I hope you get lots of compliments when you wear it
2/7/14 3:26 PM
threaddy said...
Very attractive! thank you for the review.
2/7/14 8:03 PM
mssewcrazy said...
Very nice! I have this pattern in this stacks and seeing yours makes me want to work on getting my fit issues done. Love your set.
2/8/14 6:52 AM
1SewSweet said...
Oooo, I really like this twin set! Just beautiful! I think you SHOULD get lots of compliments when you wear it!
2/8/14 10:31 AM
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