This has become one of those go-to patterns for me. It’s McCall’s 6408 “jacket” pattern. To me, it’s much more a cardigan than jacket, but whatever. I made one years ago in off-white and it has become one of my most used garments.
So this time around, I decided to use some stretch lace I had to make another one. I’m still trying to use fabrics (and patterns) that I already have since I have so much.
I definitely believe that this one is better made than the previous one. I have had so much more experience sewing in general and knits in particular than I did back then. My sewing confidence now is so much greater now than it was 5 years ago!
So, my advice to anyone out there who tried something that they liked but maybe it didn’t work out is: keep at it! The more you do, the better you become.
This is a quick and easy project. I made it in one sitting, but if you don’t have that kind of time, it’s easily broken down to doable steps. It’s a Nancy Zieman “10-20-30 minutes to sew” pattern – perfect for busy sewists.