Added Dec 3, 2013
Comfy and cozy cardigan for my daughter. It is the perfect weight and warmth for this time of year for her. I did not use any bias tape as per the instructions; the fabric is stable, so when I tested the bias tape in the shoulder seams, it made it bulky and affected the drape. I used woolly nylon in my serger loppers which left the seams edges soft.
When I cut the fabric, I left enough extra fabric at the nicely finished selvedges so that I could use the selvedges for the band. We were very happy with the effect it created. I hand stitched the seam edges of the band to the inside, which helped to keep the band lying flat. I also added the same width band to the edges of the sleeves, instead of hemming the sleeves.
The pattern would be very easy for a beginner; even easier if you do not add the pockets and pick an easy fabric to work with.
The material is 30% wool and 70% acrylic. It has no stretch.
It's time to enter for our grand prize, an EX100 machine PLUS a trip to Nashville!
Pattern of the Week
A body skimming shift goes mod with graphic stripes and square neckline!
Three videos, a web seminar, and five patterns help you master stretchy stitching.
Try out menswear inspired wardrobe staples, like unconventional jackets and high waisted pants.
Find full size patterns for these, and other gorgeous styles in the spring issue!
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.