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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Fall Sewing # 5 McCall's 6844 Cardigan in Pink Black Pearls Chain & Leopard Print ITY Knit

Another McCall's 6844 cardigan!  I love the print of this fabric.  I can see wearing this cardigan with a black dress, my raspberry matte ITY knit drape neck dress, a camel colored dress,  a white dress, I can go on and on and on!

Pink Pearls Chain Leopard Print ITY Knit Fabric

I made view C with the peplum style bottom.  I serged all the seams, added clear elastic to the shoulder seams, Steam-A-Seam 2 to the bottom hem and the sleeve hem & used a walking foot on my machine.  I could have finished the cardigan in about 2 hours if life didn't get in the way!

McCall 6844 Pink Pearls Chain Leopard Print ITY Knit Cardigan

McCall 6844-Side View

McCall 6844-Back View

McCall 6844-Front View

McCall 6844 Sleeve

McCall 6844-Collar View

McCall 6844 Pink Pearls Chain Leopard Print ITY Knit Cardigan
I liked this version so much I had to wear it to Church.  I wore it with a black tank and skirt and a leopard beaded necklace.  It's so comfortable and easy to dress up or down.  A great addition!

McCall 6844 Cardigan Black Pink Pearls Chains Animal ITY Knit

You can't go wrong with this pattern.  It's so easy to sew up.
Not too bad for a cardigan for $7.00!

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
  • M6844 Cardigan Pink Black Chains Pearls Animal 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 have some "BIG to ME" news coming up.................

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



  1. I love knit cardigans too. Yours looks great on you with the black top.

    1. Thank you for the kind comment. I'm afraid everyone will get tired of seeing me sew this cardigan. But I love it!

  2. Another great cardigan! You are inspiring me to start fall sewing!

    1. Thank you! Fall here in Florida last for a week or so, but that doesn't mean I can't sew for it! LOL! Winter sewing scares me the most. Because it's cold then hot, you have to layer your clothing. I just owned something in wool two years ago! (I've worn it twice!). No thank you, give me fall sewing!

  3. You look beautiful Bonnie! You've nailed sewing ITY garments - they turn out so well. I look forward to each of your blog posts. I've recently had two waders but I'll never improve if I don't try and try again. I wish we had some good garment sewing classes in my area.

    1. Thank you for your kind comments. Me pictures are the hardest for me to add. I just pick the best of the worse and go with it! I wish we had sewing classes in my area too. We have one that meets one day a month in a smokey, VFW hall. No way am I bringing my stuff into that. My best taught lessons are from Peggy Sagers at Silhouette Patters, with the Fit 2 Stitch series and also a little bit from Nancy Zieman. I do a lot of Youtube videos from both of them, it helps. Two waders? You're ready for something terrific now that you got them out of your system! Stay positive & keep sewing! I would love to see something you sew!

  4. I love non-traditional cardigans and your version is lovely. That's the beauty of sewing -- one pattern but so many variations.

    1. Thank you. I can say they are all originals!

  5. Love all of these. You look wonderful in this style too! Keep em comin'! And the pictures are fine.

    1. Thank you for your kind comments. It's a style that seems to work for my curves!

  6. You are on a role with hiur color choices, pretty.

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