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Friday, January 6, 2017

This drape is giving me life! M7441 Review


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
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21 comments:

  1. As usual, you look great! What an awesome look--now I need this pattern!

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    1. Thanks Sue! I'm so glad that I made this on up!

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  2. This is such a lovely make that I had to go check out the pattern right away! You really took this to the next level, and I am glad that you weren't thrown off by the sewing "foolery!!" Love that word!

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    1. Thanks Vanessa! I'm so glad that I wasn't thrown off either by the "foolery" either, lol. Thanks again,Vanessa.

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  3. How absolutely awesome! I, too, am going to check this pattern out- well done on the save and you look fabulous!

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    1. Thanks ACraftyScrivener! I hope you do get a chance to make this one; it's still a great pattern design.

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  4. That cardigan is awesome. I always get shoulder issues like that! Glad it wasn't too much trouble to fix!

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    1. Thanks Stevie! I was so shocked to get shoulder issues on this cardigan, as that's not typically an alteration that I have to worry with, due to having broader shoulders, but I'm super happy that it was indeed a quick fix.

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  5. Gorgeous drapey cardigan Candice! Thanks for reviewing the pattern.

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  6. You worked through your little issues perfectly and ended up with a gorgeous cardi! Love it!

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  7. It's beautiful!! You've done a wonderful job.. This pattern is now on my list..

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    1. Thanks Tanielle! I think you will enjoy making this pattern..

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  8. Great job in fixing the shoulders, I'm like you and hate doing alterations like that when the finish line is so close, but it is always worth it. The cardigan looks fantastic on you and the photos are magazine worthy. I'm also completely fascinated by your giant hoop earrings, fab styling all round.

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    1. Thank you so much Allison! I love hoop earrings, the bigger the better,lol! I got them online from Forever 21 awhile back. Thanks again, Allison.

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  9. You really did justice to this pattern. I love the entire look!

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  10. Loving this jacket - just got mine in the mail for my weekend project.

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  11. That drape IS life! Somebody werkin' it in Hawaii!!!

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