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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Fall Sewing #6 McCall 6844 Cardigan, Again! Green Dress Dilemma cont.

I know you are probably tired of seeing the McCall 6844 cardigan.  I just can't get enough of this great pattern.  I reworked a few things this time around.

I used Steam-A-Seam Lite 2 on the bottom hem of the flounce.  I just snip every 1/2" or so and work my way around the bottom.  Ironing on the tape then folding up the hem.  Sometimes I topstitch, sometimes I don't.  It makes the hem have a nice, crisp fold without making the fabric stiff.


McCall 6844 Steam-A-Seam Lite 2 Hem
The neck band pattern is 5" wide.  I cut the neck band to be only 2".   I removed 1" of the seam allowance along the neck edge & front of the cardigan so the neck band would lay flat.

I used the burrito method for attaching the neckband that was used here.  She did a fabulous job explaining the technique.  I was a little nervous, thinking I would accidently catch the rolled fabric, but it turned out GREAT!  Just what I wanted!



McCall 6844 Burrito method collar piece


McCall 6844 Work in Progress

I didn't sew the sleeves in flat because I didn't want to add more bulk to my "burrito".  But it all worked out fine.

McCall 6844 Collar piece added


McCall 6844 Back View


McCall 6844 with Green RTW Dress


McCall 6844 Up close with Dress

Another cardigan, only $8.00!  I like that I can wear this version with my Navy Blue Natalie Muse dress, a black dress, a skirt and tank....... so many options!


McCall 6844 Cardigan $8.00!
McCall 6844 Cardigan with Green RTW Dress


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 
  • M6844 Cardigan Blue Tropical Floral 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 (made a muslin........)
  • Sleeveless Button Down Top (made a muslin........ on the fence)
  • Princess Seam Sheath Dress
  • Stripe Vest
  • 3/4 sleeve Maxi Dress-Solid Color
  • Something with fringe
  • Red dress with Animal Print Cardigan
Look what came in the mail today!  I now have NEW bathtub reading material! 


New Reading Material!

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

Bonnie

19 comments:

  1. Another lovely version of this cardigan!

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    1. Thank you! I can't get enough of this pattern!

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  2. I really like the sewing methods you used :-)

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  3. Bonnie as usual you've sewn up another winner! You look lovely in your new ensemble! I'm also somewhat fearful of mesh knits (mentioned in your last post) so when you sew those let us know any tricks you learn. Thanks for explaining the modifications you made on the collar of this McCalls pattern. Beth in AL

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    1. Thank you for the kind comments. The mesh knits are scary to me too! But so were knits at one time.......

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  4. Another great cardigan! I have used Emma Seabrooke's Double Sided Fusible Stay Tape for the hems of this cardigan on a sweater knit and it works great as well. It also keeps the hems soft.
    Karen

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    1. Thank you. I will be looking into the stay tape you've mentioned.

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  5. Lovely! And thank you for the link to the burrito method collar. Perfect timing as I am just starting OOP McCalls 5713, which might be a pattern for you too. Found mine on eBay. There were some around on Etsy too. As to the mesh knit fabric from yesterday's post (number 2 choice-my fav), if that means sweater knit, emmaonesock.com has a wonderful tutorial on sewing with sweater knits. Wonderful top with your dress.

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    1. I will use the burrito method again, it made the finished band so nice. I'll look into the pattern suggested and also the tutorial. Thank for the information.

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  6. Very pretty cardigan! I'm working on cardigans now.

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  7. Thank you! I can't wait to see what you're sewing up!

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  8. This is such a pretty combo! I love M6844 too and have several in my head to make for fall/winter. Thank you for your nice comment about ny trip to Paris. I hope to getpics of my outfits at various Paris sights for a future post.

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    1. I can't wait to see pictures from your trip. Hope you are making memories!

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  9. This is such a pretty combo! I love M6844 too and have several in my head to make for fall/winter. Thank you for your nice comment about ny trip to Paris. I hope to getpics of my outfits at various Paris sights for a future post.

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  10. Just found your blog..
    I love your cardigan..Such beautiful colors, and I like that you can wear it with different things.. Happy sewing. Judy

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    1. Thank you for the kind comments. I'm hopping over to your blog to take a peak! Happy sewing!

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  11. Lovely outfit and don't you love the possibilities.

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    1. Thank you. I love a good cardigan, I know I can just grab something, throw on a cardigan and I look finished and ready to go! But I'm thinking I need more solid color dresses!

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