McCalls 5978: Misses Cardigans & Top: Cardigans have three-quarter or full length sleeves and stitched hems; cardigan A has purchased lace trim; cardigan B has jewel stones; cardigan C has pearls; cardigan D has self-fabric appliques; sleeveless top E has narrow hem finishing at neck, armhole and lower edges.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Close enough.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Very sew friendly.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? There is nothing to dislike... I like the simplicity of the set. I tried my hand at a blind hem, which worked ok for the most part, however, I had a hella time with the needle sinking into the end of the hem line, there was so much bulk due to the bias trim and had to finish off by hand. The shell was a breeze, one pattern piece to create the front and back.
Fabric Used: Burgundy Ponte Knit
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: I did not do any of the lace or gem embellishment and opted out of the 5 buttons, instead used an antique clasp. I enclosed the facing with red bias trim instead of serging.
Would you sew it again? I will definitely sew it again and highly recommend it for anyone looking for an ensemble that fits into any wardrobe.
Conclusion: A great set to spice up any garment that has been lingering around waiting for the right pairing.