Category Archives: cardigan

Finished: McCall’s 6168 Cardigan

I have this lovely front drape multicolored cardigan that I wear pretty often in the winter.

View C of McCall’s 6168 is very similar to my multicolored cardigan.  Hooray for finally sewing it up!

Pattern Description:
Cardigans A, B, C have long sleeves, stitched hems and shaped lower edges; cardigan A has front pockets that do not lay flat; cardigans A, B have front button closures; cardigan C has optional button closure, wrong side of fabric will show.
I made view C.

Pattern Sizing:
8-16. I used the 16.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done
sewing with it?


Were the instructions easy to follow?
Um…I didn’t use the instructions.  But when I glanced at the instructions,  they looked straightforward.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I like that View C looks like one of my favorite RTW cardigans.  I just wish the ends wrapped all the way around my waist.

Fabric Used:
I used a tissue weight knit from the stash.

Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made:
Because I like complicating my life, I flat felled all the seams.  had to widen the sleeves. I also shortened the sleeves to 3/4.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I would definitely sew this again. Next time I would add to the tails so I can wrap them as I like.


Cardigans! & JCPenney’s New System

During one of my trips into the office kitchen yesterday I spied a JC
Penney book. It was square and when I paged through it, the clothing
colors presented and the book’s layout reminded me of my beloved Boden.
(Yes, the Boden that doesn’t really love me back price and size-wise.
It’s an unrequited thing…).

My mom used to buy much of our clothing from Sears and JC Penney when I
was growing up. Their clothing comes in a huge range of sizes – which
is good for the “non-standard” sized of us. Until recently, I haven’t
bought new clothing for myself in over 5 years and when I started with
some small purchases recently, JC Penney wasn’t really on the list.
Their clothing was usually just a little too boring for me.

But I really liked the book I saw yesterday. It seems that JCP is
having month-long special pricing on items and have lowered their prices
across the board to eliminate confusing and irritating sales. On one
page of the lookbook, I saw $12 cardigans. $12??! I am always freezing
at work and cardigans look better on me than jackets. I had to wait
until JCP updated their website today to find the cardigans in question.

This solid-color v-neck cardigan is available in 10 colors and is only $12 for the
entire month of February.

This patterned cardigan is available in 6 patterns and is only $15 for the
entire month of February.

These $12 and $15 cardigans are comparable to Boden’s $78 v-neck cardis.

JCP’s cardis are 100% cotton and Boden’s are cotton blend. JCP also has
free shipping for purchases over $50 and free shipping to store always.
I know which ones I’m gonna buy this month…