Tuesday, February 17, 2015

McCall's 6844 in Chevron Sweater Knit

Over the weekend, my husband had a business trip to Napa, California and I tagged along.
The days were warm but the evenings cool so I went with layers.  One of those layers was a new McCall's 6844, which I have made before in a red ponte
McCall's 6844 cardigan pattern used with chevron sweater knit

which is amazing and I loved sewing it.  The weight of the fabric is perfect and I just love it.
One important feature I wanted was to match the chevron from the collar piece to the front.  I cut out the front piece and then laid out the collar pattern piece on top of the front, matching notches.  I used a pencil to trace the chevron, this tracing allowed me to match the chevron when pinning the pattern onto the fabric.  I could not be happier with the matching.
McCall's 6844 sweater knit cardigan

My side seams are not as good but they do not show as much and fabric was a bit short.  So short in fact, I had to piece one section of the under collar.
McCall's 6844 cardigan pattern sewn with Fabric Mart chevron sweater knit

I wore this cardigan a couple of times on the trip, the weight was perfect as was the style.  
McCall's 6844 cardigan using a sweater knit
I felt so good on this trip as I took several Me-Made garments
1. Black Ginger Jeans
2. Burda Pants
3. Butterick Dress
and this cardigan.
Napa is so beautiful and the weather was gorgeous plus was such a travel treat.  I haven't been to California in 25 years and felt very blessed to be able to go again.  We did return home to a winter storm warning and got home just in time.
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15 comments:

  1. Brilliant matching! I'm working on the same pattern, view c with the high-low hem, also had to piece the under collar :)

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    1. That is so funny you had to piece the under collar, too. We seem to be sewing some of the same things - this jacket, the Plantain, maybe we should sync our schedules! Thanks so much.

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  2. Lovely! so glad you got a chance for a quick get-away with your husband!

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    1. Thanks Patty, it was a wonderful weekend.

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  3. Love your version of M6844

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  4. Super cute! I've got to make one of these!

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    1. You will look great in this, thanks Amanda

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  5. I just made one of these and had to piece the undercollar too! I always forget to plan ahead enough to "cut 4". The chevrons look great.

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    1. That is three of us now who had to piece the under collar. I really like the chevrons, thanks so much.

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  6. Ooh, I love this! It looks awesome in that print and your matching is so good! Isn't it satisfying when you have just enough fabric to make a garment? It's nice to not have any odd leftovers!

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    1. Thanks, Sonja, I love not to have leftovers, plus it challenges the brain to get the layout with limited yardage and matching!

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  7. Love your take on this cardigan.

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    1. Thanks, Cennetta, the fabric is amazing, I was so pleased with it.

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  8. It's been a while since I've posted here, but you're still making lovely things Lori! Chevron sweater knit...what a perfect combination! You look great! Love the flats too! Good tag along...Napa?...smart girl! ;-)

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