I’ve strayed away from my beloved indie patterns this time around. I feel like such a cheater flirting with one of the big four pattern companies. I also didn’t make a dress, but I made a skirt so there really isn’t that much difference. I chose to jump on the “matchy matchy” bandwagon with guns a blazing. McCall’s 6966 (skirt) and 6844 (jacket) were my weapons of choice. Yeehaw! As always you can visit my blog for more witty repertoire.
Both patterns were easy to work with. These were actually my wearable muslins. Adventurous I know. It’s not my normal modus operandi, but I had studied these patterns so much, it felt like I’d already made them. McCalls’s 6844 has been reviewed two million times on PR.
Here is the short of it:
Size: Jacket (M) Skirt (S) – I think both patterns ran big and went down a size.
Needles: Universal 14 – Dritz
Stitch: Zigzag (med. width)
Alterations: None, except I excluded the interfacing for the collar. Next time I won’t, my collar was a little sad.
Fabric: A wonderful printed knit from JoAnn’s in the clearance bin.
Conclusion: I would highly recommend both patterns. I will make more of both pieces at a later date. I think if I use the Mabel (Colette Patterns) instructions, I would be able to forego the use of the elastic.
SN: I’m not sure what category this really belongs in, sew stretchy, perhaps?
Until next time