We had a very long beautiful fall, and many of us got lulled into the nice weather. Then one morning 2 weeks before Thanksgiving, it started snowing. Nine inches later it stopped and I started thinking about sweaters. Enter McCall’s 6796.
First I made up view B in a piece of sweater knit I bought at a thrift store for 2 bucks. I cut a size 14 and sewed it up straight out of the envelop.
The fabric is more of a blue green, but it doesn’t show up very well in this flashed photo. It is probably a polyester/acrylic blend. I did a burn test when I got it home from the store and it definitely is man-made fibers.
The next view I made up was view D. I made it out of THIS fabric from Gorgeous Fabrics.
I cut the collar on the cross grain rather than the lengthwise grain per the pattern. I like how the stripes turned out. The one thing I don’t like is that I missed the side stripes by one so they don’t match up. My husband, says that no one will notice….no one who doesn’t sew that is. Oh well, I still really like the top. This is a very easy pattern, and it sews up quickly. I will probably make a few more of view B. Not sure if I will make another view D. The collar is pretty distinctive.
Now that I have some warm tops sewn up, the weather has warmed up again. Today was in the high 50’s. Go figure.