Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Selfish Sewing Week Cardigan

Something more for me!

Pattern: Scarf Neck Cardigan by Swoon Patterns
Size: Medium with 2" added length
Fabric: Lightweight olive slub-knit poly/cotton jersey
Mods: Added 2" in length to the body pieces and 1.5" length to the sleeves. Cutting was a bear - the fabric I used was off-grain, nearly 45*, so I had to refold and fiddle to get it all to fit.
Fit: The shoulders fit well. The armscye is a little too deep and the sleeves a bit loose. I took off about 1/2" per sleeve in the underarm seam to make them a little more fitted, and about 1" in each of the side seams.

Sadly, after it was all together and I was hemming, I discovered a hole under one of the woven-in slubs at the back. :/ I'm hoping it doesn't grow - may have to fuse a little interfacing on the back of the fabric to keep it together. The fabric store offered me replacement yardage at the same sale price at least, so I get to go pick out another cardigan!


  1. Looks lovely on you. I love these kinds of cardigans- so comfy. The shoulders are really nice. Too bad about the hole! I hope it doesn't grow.

  2. sweet! I need to make one of those....I just shrunk the only decent one I had....grrr.

  3. Nice pictures :) I'll come shopping with you for the next one :D

  4. This looks great! I have this pattern and haven't had a chance to make one yet.

  5. I'm not usually a fan of draped cardigans, but this one looks really nice! Now I want to copy it. =) I love the grey.

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