The very first time I saw McCall 6168 was when Mimi G. first posted her version of the pattern back in 2012.
Cardigans A, B, C have long sleeves, stitched hems and shaped lower edges; cardigan A has front pockets that do not lay flat; cardigans A, B have front button closures; cardigan C has optional button closure, wrong side of fabric will show; purchased tops, bottoms and optional belts.
I made view C - Size 16 because I wanted to wear this more like a coat.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes it most certainly did.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
I did not follow them as the pattern pieces fit together nicely. And I might add that at the time I couldn't find the directions only to learn later that they were in the bag that I carry to work. I guess I put it in there for some light reading during my break time and forgot to take it out.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I have no dislikes about this pattern at all. It first came out in 2010 and is still in style now. That alone should say something.
Sweatshirt fabric purchased from my very first visit to Metro Textiles. I used the inside of the sweatshirt fabric because I loved the way it looked. The texture of it was very pretty to me.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I lengthened the cardigan by about 2 to 3 inches. I also added pockets in the side seam. I'm learning now that I like to sometimes have a pocket to throw a set of keys in or to carry my phone or tissues.
Instead of doing a regular sleeve. I chose to do my sleeves in leather for a funkier look to the cardigan. I also added an obi belt made out of the same material I cut the sleeves out of.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes most definitely. I'd like to make a few more in a sweater knit and rayon or cotton knit for warmer days.
I love this cardigan. If you happen to come across this pattern because it is an OOP now, pick it up. It's a nice way of dressing up an outfit. I can wear this cardigan as a sweater or a coat. It's nice to have this option as I'm dreaming of warmer days or the beginning of Spring.