I'm laughing in this pic - I don't usually open a post with shot of this side of a garment. But this cardigan has such a cute skirted back!
Cardigans are perfect for Florida winters and trips to the grocery (I get so cold in there). I have a favorite pattern for short ones, but finding a long cardigan has been hard! I just don't want lots of drapey folds or layered ruffles down my front.
I made View B, which has very nice clean lines, a lovely raised and gathered back neckline, and slim sleeves. The back skirt is slightly flared and beautifully curved right at the waistline.
A note on sewing: I used the elastic/lightening stitch on all my seams, and cut/serged them to finish. The shoulders are reinforced with twill tape (I don't use elastane - allergy). And the hems are simply turned and topstitched. May I say I love my Juki F600 - it sews knits beautifully. I haven't used steam-a-seam to do hems since I got this machine. And the elastic stitch is perfect. Sigh.
My only alteration was to remove a little of the downward slope at the enter front, as shown by my red lines in the line art. The design is a little easier to see on the inside, on Emile:
More pics! I'm also wearing True Bias Hudson pants in black ITY knit - these are like my fuller leg version. They feel like silk, and the poly/rayon knit does not cling to them at all.
Fun project, interesting to sew, and a keeper. Ciao! Coco
Great outfit! It looks wonderful on you.ReplyDelete
Really nice. I didn't know that pattern made up that long. I'll have to take a closer look at it.ReplyDelete
Very nice! I'm going to have to check out that pattern. I don't have any card patterns I truly like in my stash.ReplyDelete
Oh I love the cardigan! Looks comfy and classic. I'm sure you'll get tons of wear out of itReplyDelete
I think I have that pattern now I'll have to dig out all my patterns lol! the cardigan looks great on you!ReplyDelete
It looks great!!ReplyDelete
You look younger today! The cardigan is cute, too!ReplyDelete
This cardigan looks great on you! I just cut out this pattern yesterday. Can't wait to get sewing it!ReplyDelete
Fabulous cardigan. Love it.ReplyDelete
So good looking - really like the back!ReplyDelete
It is a lovely cardigan. I like the design for the same reasons as you. classic lines in front with the fun peplum in backReplyDelete
Nice neutral cardi...I also like the peplum. Happy New Year!!!ReplyDelete