I read on Pattern Review that McCall's 6844 was the best pattern of the year. Coincidentally, I just finished View B.Most people have been making the peplum style but I'm not sure the peplum is for me.
Here is my version.
Isn't the fabric gorgeous ![ I bought it in Montreal at Goodman Carlyle on Rue St. Hubert which is a great store packed with all kinds of fabric including high end ]. It's probably a blend but it acts like a medium weight stable cotton knit.
I made a size small above the bust and a medium for the side seams and I needed the extra. The sleeves are not really roomy but that's because of the knit I used. I planned on wearing this with a lightweight RTW turtle neck but it is more comfortable with a sleeveless shell.
I used Steam-a-Seam for the hems before finishing them with a twin needle and as well to attach the band facings on the inside . I stitched in the ditch all around the band but it caused it to hike up ,so I removed the stitches and will trust that S-a-Seam will hold it for the long run.
The front band is suppose to fold over itself and I may decide to tack it down in a few strategic places so it will stay put.
I made a boo boo doing my FBA on this one. I forgot to consider that my knit was not very stretchy and I used Louise Cutting's method without a bust dart and I definitely should have added the dart . Too late. My cardi has drag lines which bother me and spoils my love of this piece.
I really like this pattern and will try it again but will add a bust dart next time.
I also have new version of S2603 finished with a lot of changes. My other versions are here (with no style changes) and here (with changes to the collar and width of the front drape).
For this version, I removed the collar all the way to the end of the front sweep because I didn't have a lot of this fabric and I also had to remove a few inches off the downward sweep as far as the bottom.
The fabric is a soft two-sided sweater knit left over from another project. I don't know the content but it pressed really well so it must be a blend of poly/rayon or acrylic. I had no trouble folding the edges over twice and stitching. I didn't even use Steam-a-Seam for this one.
I'll be wearing this a lot because I just love it. I wear a lot of cardis because I'm always cold and I live in Canada. Enough said ,I think.
I hope you've all had a chance to sew to your heart's content this weekend.
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