Thursday, January 2, 2014


I decided this pattern deserved to be made twice...
McCall's 6844

So I thought I'd give it another whirl using this floral sweater knit that I picked up at Joann's Fall of 2012.
Thus the fabric has had plenty of time for marination, and since I'm a cardi type of girl I thought it would be perfect for this pattern.  I used an Aztec pontederoma print my first time around with this pattern, (you can read about it here) but knew this floral sweater knit would be perfect for my second version.  Surprise!, turns out I was right.  

This time I went down a size from an XL to a L.  I don't know about you, but patterns with that sizing (s,m,l,xl,xxl) are sometimes a little tricky leaving me unsure which size to choose.  Yes I used the XL for the first jacket and ended up taking it in quite a bit.  This time I knew I needed to go down a size, but was still unsure because of the differences in fabric. 

I want to mention that I did not interface the band/collar of either cardigan, because I wanted the whole thing soft and cuddly.  I plan on adding a snap closure at the front of each one cause I like the look of having it closed.  I use steam-a-seam for the hems (no serging) just applied, flipped up 5/8" and stitched down.  All interior seams are serged however.

Front view
Back View
I do plan on making a navy pencil skirt to match...


  1. Gorgeous. Love that fabric. I will pull this pattern out when it turns cold in the southern hemisphere.

  2. I tried to access the page with the sweater in the Aztec print but was told I do not have permission to access that page. Is it only for those participating in the challenge?

  3. This is such a great pattern. I like seeing it made up in both prints and solids. Well done, Faye!