Swirly whirly peplum aka McCalls M6844

Saw this pattern and fell for the high low swingy peplum. I was looking for a bit of sass and I found it with M6844. I love it!๐ŸŽ‰. Cutting out was ok.

New project! #newproject #sewing

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Watched a video sew along by Crafty Gemini on YouTube. Comes together so easily. Seriously it was so easy. I used a very stable red ponte knit. Its interesting how the seams are strengthened by sewing 2 seam Iines 4mm apart. The instructions called for interfacing the collar but I did not do that because the knit is thick anyway and I thought it would have resulted in a stiff collar. So here is what I felt like when I tried it on and wore it for the first time

“Oh no you didn’t just make that peplum cardio! Do a jig girl!”

My own mods included encasing the waistย seam in a pink satin bias binding. Applied same to the collar seam – just for a neat interior. It looked great all on its own but to give it a little something something I crocheted a simple square trim onto the sleeve hem.ย Navy blue was the only colour I had in crochet thread so navy blue it was! I liked it. Not much else to say except that I love this and can see why its one of the most popular reviews pattern on Pattern Review.ย Drum roll here comes the pictures! Loads and loads….

Before adding sleeve trim.
Really trying to get that fifties cinched waist.
Worn with my Dakota dress…
Lazy eye going…
Belted for a more formal look..
Check out mah trim!
A la pose..
I really like my new cardigan top.

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22 thoughts on “Swirly whirly peplum aka McCalls M6844

  1. Great cardi – it looks good open and belted. That colour is great on you too! I think ponte is my favourite fabric, it’s just so soft and comfy to wear but looks smart and sews really nicely.

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    1. Hi Beth! Thanks for the compliment. Ponte is absolutely lovely to work with, I’d highly recommend it.You just need to use a ball point needle because it has little bit of stretch in it.

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