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Sunday, January 26, 2014

McCall's 6844 round 2

Here is round two of  6844 the super cute little pattern that so many have already reviewed.  And, why not?  It's fast, it's easy, it's stylish, what more could you ask for?
This time I made view D. I just love this little peplum!

Here's my review.

Description: Close-fitting cardigans (do not meet at center front) have collar extending into front band and narrow hem.  A, C: shaped hemline, wrong side shows.  This pattern calls for an interfaced collar/front band.

Sizing: this pattern comes in XS to M or L to XXL.  I modified a medium.
Fabric: this is a soft, textured knit I purchased from JoAnn's.  I love the color.  Orange is so much fun!

I have to admit, I didn't look at the directions since this was my second time making this.  The construction is very intuitive, that is if you've sewn a similarly-styled garment. 

Here was my order of construction:
Serge shoulder seams, use elastic to stabilize the seam
Serge collar/back neck edge together
Serge collar/band to facing, press lightly and set aside
Cover-stitch sleeve hems
Serge sleeves in flat
Hem the little skirted piece--I used my cover-stitch
Attach the skirt to the bodice
Serge underam and side seam
Serge collar/band to garment and stabilize seam with clear, 1/4" elastic
Topstitch collar band seam to garment edge using a stretch stitch.
Piece of cake, right?

My usual 1/2" swayback adjustment and that was it! 

Oh, yes, I plan on making this more!  Here is version 1.  I can see pulling this out in the spring and using some pretty prints and lightweight fabric to make some great go-to garments!

Here is version 1:
Have fun with this pattern!

Thanks for reading,
Sue :)