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McCalls 7427 for Clare

McCalls describe pattern 7427 as follows: Loose-fitting cardigans and vest have shaped hems. A, B: Front self-facing. B:Purchased lace. C, D, E: Wrong side of fabric will show. D: Hood and contrast back. E:Bands and peplum with handkerchief hem.

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Clare chose view F, the cardigan with a drapey front collar.  It’s basically the same view view D, the cover photo, but without the hood.

McCalls 7427 cari/jacket in something jumper weight boucle type knit from Rathdowne

As you can see, the reverse side of the fabric shows at the front collar. The collar can be worn two ways; fairly spread out and flat, or in more of a folded waterfall.

McCalls 7427 cari/jacket in something jumper weight boucle type knit from Rathdowne

The fabric came from Rathdowne Fabrics, and is a loopy maroon knit on one side but smooth black knit (with flecks of white) on the other. It is quite stretchy and substantial, definitely cardigan weight. And you know that I’m about to say that it was very easy and fast to sew.

McCalls 7427 cari/jacket in something jumper weight boucle type knit from Rathdowne

Sewed the shoulder seams, set in the sleeves, sewed the side seams.  That was all on the overlocker.  Then turned a narrow hem and zig-zagged around the entire hemline, making sure to catch the very edge of the seam allowance so that when you could see the wrong side around the collar, the hem still looked flat and smooth.

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My guess is that I sewed size 12 for Clare (although it could have been size 14).  I’d rather like to sew her view E at some stage – I think that the peplum shaping would be rather nice on her.  This is a great easy to wear kids pattern.  Nice work McCalls!

McCalls 7427 cari/jacket in something jumper weight boucle type knit from Rathdowne

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