UPDATE! The fabric has sold out but there are some AMAZING options very similar to the one below in style, texture and color scheme. View them HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE & HERE
Today I am sharing step by step pics on constructing this great cardigan using McCall 6844 pattern and THIS amazing textured FABRIC! Let's get to it!
Cut your pattern pieces for View C (6 total)
Lay the two front pieces on top of the back with right sides facing and pin shoulders ONLY at this point then sew shoulder seams using 5/8" seam allowance.
Then attach sleeve using the flat method. Pin center notch on sleeve to the shoulder seam, then pin front notch and back notch. Sew and ease the curves in.
This is the sleeve attached
Now pin entire side seam and sleeve the entire thing closed (as shown in the white line) this is the easiest method to inserting a sleeve especially in knits.
This is how it looks when both sleeves are attached and side seams/sleeves have been sewn.
Now lay the two front peplum pieces on top of the one back peplum piece and sew along the sides (shown in the white lines)
Now we will attach the sewn peplum to the bodice.
With right sides facing pin the peplum to the bodice along the entire waistline as shown and sew.
Now take two of the four cut pieces for the collar and sew two together as shown in the white line. Then do the same thing for the other two pieces.
Lay one on top of the other and sew all the way around the outer edge as shown on the white line and also along the bottom edges.
Turn the right side out and press.
NOTE: Sew the hem of the cardigan first before attaching the collar. Attach the collar to the cardigan by pinning and then sew.
All that is left to do is sew the sleeve hem and give a good press! All done.
Then we style it! I used a belt to cinch in the waist but you could wear it open too.