Garment 2 is the Blackwood Cardigan by Helen's Closet - it's hot on the Indie Pattern circuit right now, and I was attracted to it - OF COURSE! I tried to talk myself out of it, really I did! Telling myself that it was just a simple cardigan pattern and I already had so many similar patterns in my stash. I was really attracted to the sculpted shape, the cuff and the banded hem so when the pattern went on sale a few weeks ago I caved in and went for the PDF pattern.
I used a variegated mustard sweater knit. It's light weight and I thought it would really do well for this pattern. Originally I went for the longer version but the length really wasn't me, or maybe it was that I didn't like the drape of it in the sweater knit. The front band was wavy because I did not interface because it made the band too heavy. This was not going to work for me.
So I unpicked the bottom and front bands and cut the cardigan off to the shorter length. Sewn and serged seams - talk about a trying job! But I knew I wouldn't ever wear it in the longer version - cutting it off would give it a much better chance of being worn. So yesterday was spent unpicking, shortening and re-attaching the bands.
|Simplicity 1916 Blackwood Cardigan|
I'm interested in your Fall Sewing Plans too! Tell me a little about them in the comments!!!