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Saturday, October 18, 2014

McCall's jacket 6996

So this is a super easy jacket made from knits from McCall's.  Remember the uber popular little knit jacket (McCall's 6844) everyone made last winter?  Cardigans Pattern, Knit Fabrics Cardigans Pattern, Peplum Cardigan Pattern, Sz 4 to14, McCall's 6844 sewing pattern

I made three of them myself! When I saw this pattern, McCall's 6996, I snatched it up right away!

So this is an instant gratification project.  There are very few pieces: front, back, peplum, and the band.  Wow, do I love projects like these! 

I made this with a wonderful mesh-type knit from Marcy Tilton.  I have such great luck with her knits and this was no exception and aren't the colors just awesome?  I love everything about it!

I also added little bands to the sleeve hem as it was difficult to get the fabric to hem like I wanted.  The bands gave the fabric a little overall heft as well so they hung better--if that makes sense!

So I stabilized the shoulders with 1/4" clear elastic and the front and lower hemlines I serged and turned and stitched.  I tried a few combinations with the mesh and this worked best.  Looks like with this pattern I need to make a bigger swayback adjustment.  But don't you love that peplum?  

I've worn this several times already this fall and have received many compliments.  I see many more of these in my future!  

This is a GREAT pattern!  

Thanks for reading!


  1. When I saw this new pattern I though why do we need another peplum cardi?? After seeing it on PR and your lovely version it has gone right to the top of my need list. Love your cardi. Gorgeous fabric too.

  2. Lovely cardigan Sue. How would you compare this pattern to McCalls 6844? Just curious.

    1. Thanks Jean Margaret! It is very similar pattern-wise. If I remember correctly, the 6844 has a fold-over neck band and this pattern does not. I prefer the method for 6844 as it has a more finished edge. I will probably use that neckband and the rest of the 6996 pattern and see how that works!

  3. Really nice job & great fabric choice. Thanks for all tips on sewing with the sheer mesh