Hi-Lo Peplum Cardigan – McCall6844

Top - McCalls 6844 View C Skirt - New Look 6230 View D Top - Old  Belt - Old Shoes - Steve Madden (old)
Top – McCalls 6844 View C
Skirt – New Look 6230 View D
Top – Old
Belt – Old
Shoes – Steve Madden (old)

This pattern almost needs no introduction. McCalls 6844 has 84 reviews on PatternReview.com! Both MimiG and Crafty Gemini have done tutorials on it. Needles and Fashion even modified it to a coat dress. I loved this pattern so much I made it twice before I could even get this post up! I almost didn’t even post this because it is completely unnecessary. However this blog is really for me so I’m sharing.

M6844 in Black ponte from fabric mart and in B&W Polka Dot ponte from Hancock
M6844 in Black ponte from fabric mart
and in B&W Polka Dot ponte from Hancock

I completed the solid black version first as I had some black ponte in my stash because who couldn’t use another black cardigan. I followed Mimi G’s construction order that allowed me to sew the sleeves in flat. The only change I made was adding some clear elastic to the shoulder seams for stability, though I don’t think this ponte needed it.

I had drooled over this black and white polka dot ponte at Hancock Fabrics but wasn’t sure what I’d do with it. And at $19.99 regular price  and only 52″ wide I couldn’t buy it with out a project in mind. So after the black version came out so nicely I knew I wanted to make another one with the polka dot ponte. While I was at it I made a pencil skirt too! The review on that will come later this week.

PhotoGrid_1412617953526 McCalls 6844 Pattern Review

Pattern Description: loose-fitting cardigans (do not meet at center front) have collar extending into front band, and narrow hem. A and C: shaped hemline, wrong side shows.

Pattern Sizing: (XS, SML, MED) , (LRG, XL, XXL)

Difficulty: 1/Newbie

Fit: 5/Great

Fabric Used: Black Ponte from Fabric Mart and Black and White polka dot ponte from Hancock Fabrics

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? YES! I completed View C.

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes very! I did use Mimi G’s suggest to sew the sleeves in flat from her review, here.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I loved everything about this pattern. It was simple, quick and cute!!! There are 4 different variations and all are very fashionable.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: None. I cut a medium based off other reviews suggestions.

Would you sew it again? I already have.

Would you recommend it to others? YES!!! Make this your next project.

Conclusion: I love this pattern will make it again most likely in red and brown. They may even be Christmas gifts!

Total Cost: $11.06 / $24.06


Pattern                               $1.99 = 1.99

Black Ponte  1 3/4yd @ $3.99 = 6.98

Interfacing          1yd @ $2.09 = 2.09


Polka Dot

Pattern                                 $1.99 =  1.99

Polka Dot Ponte 2 yds @ $9.99 = 19.98

Interfacing             1yd @ $2.09 = 2.09

* The black ponte was a crazy priced item when I purchased it! I used a 50% off coupon for the polka dot ponte.




8 responses to “Hi-Lo Peplum Cardigan – McCall6844”

  1. Too cute! I can tell you love them. I made two myself last fall, still want to make another one.


    1. frougiefashionista Avatar

      I really do. I still want to make a red one maybe without the peplum but probably with


  2. The best I’ve seen thus far


    1. frougiefashionista Avatar

      Thank you


  3. […] M6844 – Polka dot peplum cardigan – I had made this some time ago but it’s still one of my favorite pieces and since it fit the black and white them and could be paired with the pants and layered over the jumpsuit it was added. […]


  4. […] the wrong project. I think I purchased it with the idea to sew M6844, but I had already sewn this polka dot one and it seemed to […]


  5. […] McCalls 6844 was a TNT of everyone I met in the sewing community when I began sewing in 2014. It won a best pattern award from Pattern Review in 2012. I think *literally* everyone made a version of this cardigan. Some even used woven fabric though it was drafted for knits with success (they had to size up of course). I never thought McCalls would retire it (much like M6886), but is currently OOP. Though it had no closure you could easily belt it with a RTW belt as I did above or by sewing a matching or contrast tie belt. The peplum added some interest to a otherwise simple cardigan. I could still see myself making another one even though I already have two (the one above plus a black one). It is a great cardigan to dress up a simple outfit. […]


  6. […] Who doesn’t love M6844! This pattern has been extremely popular for years. It has 186 pattern reviews!  Sadly it is now OOP, but I’m sure you can find a copy of it online if you don’t have it. The shawl and variety of peplum options made this style a top seller. Being a great intro to sewing with knits pattern didn’t hurt either. I’ve made two of these and while the polka dot one above is my favorite the solid black one gets more wear. See my full review here. […]


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