Tuesday, 31 December 2013

McCalls 6844

Happy New Year!

Another year over and another about to just begin. Where has the time gone to? We have just got back from our wonderful trip spending Christmas in New York City. It was our 2nd visit there but even 2nd time around it's a real culture shock to us Brits! What an amazing city. I have been absent from my blog for about 4 weeks now and that was why. We sailed over, taking 7 days so that was another trip in itself!

Because of the trip, I was sewing frantically throughout November into early December, so now it's time to share those sewing experiences with you.

This was the first item I made for the trip back in early November so it seems forever ago now! What can I say about this wonderful pattern? Other than the fact it seems that everyone loves it! It has been popular for weeks now and I am guessing it's just going to be one of those classics that will remain popular for some time.  It was the first of the new McCalls autumn range that caught my eye but as they come out several weeks later here in the UK I had to wait to get my hands on it.

The pattern is McCalls 6844 a close fitted cardigan with several view options. I made View C, the one with the peplum as this was what attracted me to it. The pattern specifies that the Cardigan doesn't meet in the middle yet I found that it wrapped over quite nicely. I teamed it with a belt and a self drafted pencil skirt, also featured on my blog HERE.  I love this look.

I read the instructions before making the cardigan up and was surprised to see just how easy construction actually is. And quick too! If you are after a smart, flattering, quick easy make, this is the one!

I have had this fabric for some time. It was intended for something else but the something else got made in errrr,, something else(!) leaving me able to make this lovely cardigan with it instead. It's a Multi-coloured Woven Double Jersey available from Minerva Crafts and a perfect weight for this project. The peplum drapes beautifully.

To read my Sewing Pattern Review CLICK HERE 

~ Thanks for looking ~
The Winter~Queen

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