Sunday, November 9, 2014

A Lovely Wearable Muslin McCall`s 6996


It`s probably silly to call this week`s garment a muslin but really, I`ve had this lightweight poly/ lycra bought at C&;M Textiles in Ottawa for at least three years and it was time for it to go. I want to make a nice warm cardigan out of a beautiful sweater knit I just bought at Fabricville  using M6996 but had to try it out first before I committed.


I made View B and I love the length .

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 I actually really like the results and the way it hangs. I don't love the neckline and may modify that by adding a facing.


With this stripe fabric the back of View B works  


 but for my sweater knit version I may use the back of View A with the front of B.

I also made a top to wear with the cardi  V 8856 now OOP but available in the BMV website.
. I didn't have enough of the stripes so I used black and red poly lycra for contrast . I've made this one before and love the fit but I reduced the length by 1.5" as the other versions are too long for me. I also made the sleeves 3/4 length and made them tighter at the cuff.
A really good pattern this one.








Two of our grandchildren are coming to spend the night so I have to run.

Happy sewing  from



12 comments:

Linda T said...

What a great look! Can see why you like that cardi.

Vicki said...

What a very nice muslin that is! Good use of fabric for the top as well.

Mrs. Smith said...

Love this! Especially the color blocked top!

Jenny said...

Oooh I want to make a similar style open cardigan. I was going to trace a RTW one I have, but I think I have that pattern! Very nice

Carolyn (Diary of a Sewing Fanatic) said...

I like the red color blocked piece on the top...it really makes the set pop! Great look!

patsijean said...

The Cardigan and top are wonderful. At 5'2" I always feel that I look dumpy in every one I try on. You look great.

sarahlizsewstyle said...

I love making muslins that actually can be worn - it's a real bonus, and also a great use of resources. I love the twin set concept you have developed here - and each garment can be worn with others as well, I should imagine.

Regina Gee said...

A very nice muslin! I love the why you worked with the stripes.

Mary said...

What a terrific cardi. I love the pop of red in the tee.

Ann (SewBabyNews) said...

That's a really cute combination! The top really sets off the colors in the cardigan beautifully.

Rosy said...

That cardi is perfect !! Love the pop of the top this too, it is so nice to use in less cold days of autumn. What a great addition to any wardrobe

Claire S. said...

I love the details you add to your projects :-) Both pieces are beautiful and the pop of red is great.