Remember when I was doing all the sewing with Polartec? I made the skirt, the dress, a pair of pants that didn’t make it on the blog because instead of fitting me, they fit my child, and a cardigan that has yet to make an appearance here. So, while I’m currently still busy with bathing suits, I thought I would show you this cardigan that I sewed just a little while back. Don’t worry though; once I test out my latest bathing suit top, we’ll talk bathing suits again.
This cardigan was made from McCall’s 6844. I was completely inspired by Bianca’s green jersey version, and would still love to make one like hers someday, but since we seem to be living through a Canadian winter in Massachusetts this year, fleece was more seasonally appropriate. I made it with the same Polartec Classic 200 Sweater Look fabric from Mill Yardage as the pieces I mentioned above.
I made a medium of View C, which has a shawl collar and a high/low peplum.
Thanks to the many reviews on the Pattern Review site, I skipped the interfacing in the collar and sewed the sleeve in flat. Also, despite what the pattern says, the front does meet, so I debated adding a closure, but skipped it in the end.
I liked the idea of modelling this in the snow while also wearing the red shirt I made so, on a “warm” day in the 20’s (Fahrenheit), we went out and took some pictures.
I have to say, this was a really quick and easy pattern. The cardigan is comfortable, super warm, and looks really cool with the variable length of the peplum. I like that the fleece fabric has enough body to make the back and sides stand out in a really interesting way. I noticed on Pattern Review that a lot of reviewers loved this pattern, and were churning them out for themselves and as gifts for others. I was not so generous and only made one for myself. Selfish sewing is my favorite…
(Maybe someday I’ll have made all I
want need and by then my skills will also be awesome, and I’ll start making things for other people instead of only myself. I’ll keep you posted on that. It might be awhile.)
Next up (probably): more bathing suits!!!