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Saturday, August 22, 2015

Fall Sewing #4 McCall's 6844 Fuschia Abstract Wavy Stripes ITY Knit Cardigan

The McCall's 6844 cardigan was just as easy to sew up as the last two times.  It's a favorite go-to pattern.  I decided to have the waves go horizontally to trick the eye into making me look taller & thinner.....Ha! Ha!.  I need all the help I can get.

McCall's 6844 Fuschia Abstract Wavy Stripes ITY Knit Cardigan-Back View

McCall's 6844 Fuschia Abstract Wavy Stripes ITY Knit Cardigan
 I did serge all the seams.  I've always stitched  on the machine first with a 4.0 length to make sure that all my seams are smooth, no little darts or tucks.  Then I serge.  I know it's two steps but it's helpful, especially when sewing the sleeves.

McCall's 6844 Cardigan with Drape Neck Dress

McCall's 6844 Cardigan with Drape Neck Dress
 I increased the width of the neckband by 3" for a total width of 8".  I like that it gives a little more of a shawl type.  I also didn't interface the neckband pieces.  You can't see the band since the fabric print is so busy.

McCall's 6844 Cardigan with Drape Neck Dress

I didn't have the original tag from the fabric purchase in May 2014 so I had to look it up from www.Fabricmartfabrics.com 's website.  It's a great thing except when I see what I spent over the years! YEOWZER!  I'm not telling my dear, sweet, hubby!

CSA0154ET Fuschia/Taupe/Multi Abstract Wavy Stripes ITY Knit 58W $3.89   2.00 $7.78

Easy & Fast to sew up.  I do love this pattern!

Fall Sewing:

Sewn So Far:
  • Drape neck tank top in midnight blue ITY knit.
  • Regular tank with neck/arm band in midnight blue ITY knit
  • M6844 Cardigan Fuschia Abstract Wavy Stripe ITY Knit
  • Drape neck dress in Raspberry matte ITY knit
  • Nightgown in blue rose bouquet cotton sheets
Still Want to Sew:
  • Sweater Wrap Top
  • Denim Skirt
  • Sleeveless Button Down Top
  • Princess Seam Sheath Dress
  • Stripe Vest
  • 3/4 sleeve Maxi Dress-Solid Color
  • Something with fringe
  • Red dress with Animal Print Cardigan
I can't wait for cooler weather here in Florida.  It's soooooooooo hot!  Too hot to go outside to do yard work so I stay inside and sew!

Until next time..........................



  1. Nothing like teied and true patterns, nice color choices.

    1. Thank you. I'll probably wear this pattern out! It's easy, flattering & fits great.

  2. This is really pretty and looks great with the dress! I had a chance this weekend to wear my maxi out of the same fabric as your other cardigan and it was a big hit. Won first prize for best themed outfit mostly because I made something that each of us in my family had on!

    1. Congratulations! I really liked this fabric too. Thank you for the kind comments. I would love to see you dress.

  3. Those two pieces look great together! I like the wider collar piece also.

    1. Thank you for your kind comment. Making the collar wider helped it to lay a little better. I can't wait to wear it.

  4. Beautiful colors and beautiful work! Love your dresses.