2013 ESSENTIAL TOPS SEW-A-LONG FINISHED PROJECTS

January 12, 2010

FINALLY, MY CARDIGAN...

I've wanted to make THIS cardigan every since it first came out in the fall but I just could not get to it. When SHELIA made it up I fell in love with it even more. Well I finally got "A ROUND TUIT" this weekend. Am I pleased...yes! I had this nice charcoal gray knit several months ago and knew right off the bat that it would become McCall's cardigan twinset. I thought the cardigan would be a great place for some of the black rose and lace trim that I had left over from my Chanel jacket project. I love it on this project too. I still have 2 1/4" yards of the trim left so it's bound to show up on another garment eventually.


This is a repeat of the cowl neckline razer top that I made during the Month of Tops where I drafted a McCall's Hillary Duff pattern to a Simplicity pattern.



My kids are trying to teach me how to do model poses (lol).





Mmmmmmmmmmmmm, let me see what's up next........

42 comments:

  1. Anonymous1/13/2010

    The braid is a great idea. I have only seen such cardigans made up "plain" but I am going to add braid to the next one I make now! The model poses are good too!

    Hatty

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  2. How cute. Love the color and the cowl neck.

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  3. That cardigan looks great on you. Lovely!

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  4. Very nice -- looks great on you!

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  5. Super twinset. Love the braid and the cowl neck. You will certainly enjoy wearing this.

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  6. You look lovely in your new garment! Love the model pose! :)

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  7. Faye, it looks lovely. The cowl top looks great underneath. I love the braid too.

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  8. I love your cardigan. I almost bought this pattern last week and didn't. Now I'm going to get it for sure.

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  9. Love it, I purchased the pattern too after seeing Sheila's wonderful creations, I have to get on board. ANTM better look out lol.

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  10. Love the black trim against the dark charcoal grey fabric. So chic. I also think you nailed the fit - nice work!

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  11. I, too, love the trim. What a great set!

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  12. Perfect for cold weather! Love the trim. What is next??

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  13. Faye wonderful. ahhh ... you change your hairstyle , that beautiful. All the styles you feel good

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  14. Great modeling job, Faye! The set is wonderful together

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  15. I LOVE THE MODEL POSES!!!!!! (Yes, that was me yelling it at you.) And Paco is right, the hair looks great.

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  16. I love both the top and the cardigan. That fabric is such a great colour and your trim is beautiful (and so's the model!) I want a twin set now!

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  17. That's a great set! Both classic and on trend.

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  18. It looks great on you. I love the trim too. And yes, keep posing!!

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  19. Yup, looks great! You look mahvellous!!!!

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  20. Work it girl! That is a nice sweater-type outfit. It will go anywhere. Looking good!

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  21. Love your poses... and the cardigan looks great

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  22. I love the twinset, but I love your poses even more!

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  23. Now that's a twin set. I love it.

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  24. That cardi set looks fabulous!!!! Love it. I also like the detail you did on the front of the cardi. It's a really nice added touch. Work it Girl!!!

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  25. Faye when I saw your ensemble on the dress for I have to tell you I wasn't impressed at all but to see you with it on...WOWZA! You look fan-freaking-tastic! I love it and want one just like. I love the cowl neck top. What pattern did you use for it?

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  26. You are looking good. I love the trim on the cardigan.

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  27. Love the sweater set (I love grey) and the poses!

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  28. Oh dahlink....you looks simply mahvelous!!!! Your poses are nothing short of stunning!!!

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  29. The kids bring out a good energy in you :) or maybe its the new outfit. Either way, you are looking great!

    Gray's and Project Runway start tonight and I don't have any way to record! Which one are you watching?

    Keep smiling! I could give you a hug! LOL

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  30. Work it Ms. Faye... I love your twinset and especially the the cowl neck design. I can see more of these in your future.

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  31. Love the twinset Faye!! Work it Girl!!

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  32. Way to go Faye!! It's gorgeous on you....(luv the modeling too)

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  33. I think you need more of these! Great set!!!

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  34. You look stunning, oh and the poses are great too!

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  35. That's a gorgeous twin set! Thank you for the comment on my jacket; the pattern is Burda 9/2007 no. 105. Incidentally, I think it would go great with your top!

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