Heeeey! Welcome back for the second edition of Throwback Thursday, in which I share things I’ve made years ago and maybe don’t remember a lot about! Here’s to brevity, eh?
Pattern: McCall’s 6844: View C
Completion Date: Unsure; photographed November 2014
I’m pretty sure everyone and their mom made this cardigan. It’s cute as hell, so of course I naturally had to have one, too. Or, as it turns out, two.
Fabric for the black version is a rayon blend ponte; the cranberry version is a sweater knit of mystery synthetic content. Ain’t no wool here.
For sizing, I know I went with a medium and tapered in so the waist of both to match my own waist measurement at the time. I also shortened the body of the cardigan so the peplum seam hit at my waistline; I want to say that was probably about a 1/2″ adjustment.
The cranberry version is sewn pretty much as is, but I omitted the clear elastic the pattern calls for, since I didn’t like how bulky it made the peplum seam in the black version.
I added waist ties to the black version, and they really added to the wearability of the cardigan. I sewed them so they were 1″ wide finished and right into the collar/body seam. If I were to do it again, I’d probably put them in the side seams instead, as I didn’t always feel like I could tie them tightly enough for my liking as is.
This cardigan truly sews up really well straight from the pattern…the adjustments I made were not by any means necessary. There’s a reason this one has been so popular and is still in print after at least three years!
And with that, this Throwback Thursday has concluded…sewn in November-ish 2014, shared with you today.
See you next week for a very special edition of Throwback Thursday!