|McCall's 7441 and a self drafted midi skirt.|
I hope everyone is off to a great start to their New Year. It's something so inspiring about a start to a new year. Maybe it's just the start to something new, which can be refreshing almost.
|I made view C|
And speaking of something new, I finally got a chance to sew this M7441 cardigan up this week, and I love it! Like, layers, I'm here for it! I was also here for the back detail in this cardigan-that drape in the back, yes please and thank you,lol!
|This drape is life! LOL!|
This pattern was pretty uneventful; however, I say that cautiously. This pattern is only three pieces for the view I made, YES! I used a Rayon Jersey from Mood Fabrics, that sewed up like butta, baby,lol. I made the large, because I didn't have the medium size, but everything checked out that it would be cool beans, per the measurements.
But when I had gotten everything sewn up,(go figure) I realized that the neckline was huge, as well as the shoulders were practically hanging half way down my arms. You guys think I'm exaggerating, nope! Take a look see..
|Y'all see this foolery,ugh!|
Y'all, I had to give my self a pep talk because I really for a second- thought that I would leave it as such, LOL! But I knew that if I had, I would never reach for this cardigan to wear it. So, I had to figure a way to fix the shoulders and the large neckline. By this point, I had already done the hems and everything was a go, other than the fit was horrid!
|This is the back seam, which forms the drape and is not included|
in the hem, so I was able make the alteration without having to mess
with hem again, yay!
However, thankfully enough the way the pattern is designed, I was able to the back seam in, which didn't affect the hem. I was able to take a deeper seam allowance, which in turn caused not only the neckline to come in, but bring the shoulder seams to my actual shoulders.
|This was after I made the alteration.|
While this pattern may have given me a little issue, I'm still really glad to have this in my wardrobe, and I know it will get worn plenty. What's up next for me is actually something for the hubby, but we'll see how that goes,lol..
~Be blessed and nothin' less and continue to stay fearlessly fierce! ~Candice