Spurred on by the talented Julie Starr and several others on Pattern Review that I have seen, I spent a few quite contented hours in my sewing room yesterday working on McCalls 6996.
Being 5’10”, I immediately gravitated to View B for the added length. As I am looking to add layering pieces to my wardrobe, and with a view to spring (fingers crossed!) I chose a lightweight rayon/poly/lycra blend. Bright fuscia is not a colour I often wear, but it will co-ordinate well with all the navy, black and beige that are more prevalent in my closet.
What a pleasure an easy knit project is to rejuvinate my attitude and give me a little instant gratification.
This is a very simple design; two fronts, two backs (upper and lower) and two sleeves. All seams were stitched and serged.
I finished the cuffs, hem and front edges with a simple twin needle which, in lieu of a coverstitch machine is my go to method for knits.
I particularly like the peplum on the lower back. This adds a little design interest and gives it a very feminine appeal.
And here it is on me, paired with a navy blouse and skirt.
A side note:
I never cut into my patterns; preferring to trace them out in case I wish to make multiples of something. It is extra time and effort, but I am happy to make that investment, particularly for an item like this. As there are a couple of length options and a view that does not have the back peplum, I know that I will be making this in other colours.
Bye for now,