I am surprised I haven't worn this pattern out. Its my most go-to pattern. V8939, long since discontinued, makes for good staple comfy basics to my wardrobe.
One thing I did notice this time was that it came up so much bigger in this fabric. Even the neckline is lower. I have made this pattern about 5 times before and never had this. Very first version HERE and my favourite (Christmas) version HERE. Just goes to show, unless you are making something in the exact same fabric, patterns just don't always come out the same.
I sometimes get a little despondent making essential basics, because that's what they are... Basic! But as we all need these in our wardrobes, to keep the motivation going, as soon as this was cut, I dug out this lovely Textured Lurex Wool and decided to make a matching cardigan straight afterwards to go with. It's February now, so if I didn't make this up soon, it was going to sit on the shelf for yet another year! And I need to be wearing this now
The photos cant actually pick out the glitter flecks in this, not even when we tried close up. But they are there!
A tad more visible on Lady Mai but not much! The fabric was purchased from Minerva Crafts over a year ago but it's sadly no longer available.
The pattern for this is the ever popular M6844. The world and his wife have made up this pattern, including myself, once before. (You can see that Here). Well twice if you count a different version I made for Mum! Again I made View C for me because I just love a peplum. I made two changes this time. Both were to the facing/collar. This time I didn't use interfacing and it sits much better without. And also, I attached the facing of the collar to the wrong side of the bodice (instead of right sides together). This was so it had a neater finish on the inside. I didn't like the visible overlocked seam on my previous version. The seam is now on the outside but is hidden by the rollover collar.
|Photo of the inside|
This is such a great piece for layering, I don't know why I hadn't made another one sooner. Cardigans are another essential staple and this pattern is a great choice for dressing up a simple polo neck and a pair of Jeans
Happy Sewing All!