|McCall's 6844 View B|
I decided to make view B which is the longer length without the peplum as I thought this would be more work appropriate. I used a royal blue ponte de roma purchased from Lincraft when it was on sale for $10.49 per metre.
I cut a size medium which has turned out slightly too wide across my shoulders, although I'm not sure I could get away with a small.
It has nice shaping down the the side seams which is quite flattering, but looking at this photo it make my backside look huge.
The sleeves are very tight which makes it suitable to wear over sleeveless tops or very thin sleeved tops only.
As most reviewers advised, I did not interface the collar. It sits very well around the neck but then it just wants to flop forward. I tried to fix this by hand stitching it down at the hemline. This still makes it hang funny. I think I will hand stitch it down in a couple of more places further up towards the waistline.
Well...to tell the truth, I have been a little underwhelmed with this pattern. Maybe my expectations were a little high due to all the hype out there in the blogosphere?
But in saying that, I'm sure I will get a lot of wear out of this cardi and I just love the colour. I have already cut out View C so stay tuned for another review coming soon.