Spring flowers!

Added Mar 18, 2010

by mell1982

Cheshire, United...

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Description

A no-pattern jacket/cardigan made of jersey fabric in little vintage floral print. It is meant to be a hybrid of this springs jersey blazers and floral trends.

This was my first experience with jersey fabric and I wouldnt be in a rush to use it again!

I made a pattern for this using a cardigan in my wardrobe, it seemed to work out ok, seeing as this is also my first attempt at sewing anything with sleeves.

Material Notes

Purple floral print jersey fabric

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Cardigan
Style
Bohemian, Romantic, Vintage
Material
Knits/Jersey

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    Mar 18, 2010, 09.17 PMby sewclairey

    I love this. Did you take your old cardigan apart?

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      Mar 18, 2010, 09.32 PMby mell1982

      Thank you. And no I didnt, I made a pattern out of greaseproof paper (as I have no pattern paper and it works just the same) by placing it over each section of the cardigan and drawing round it, then I added an inch round each section for seam allowance. It sounds really crude I know, and i was convinced it wouldnt work but it did and it fit exactly as my other one did.

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    Mar 18, 2010, 06.21 PMby smilam8

    I know I do that all the time! So much time adjusting tension!! I agree a serger would be wayy easier! You did a great job though, love it!

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    Mar 18, 2010, 05.57 PMby smilam8

    Love the way it turned out! My first attempt with knits didn’t turn out how I wanted, had to keep using the seam ripper! Looks very nice though, love the idea! Did you use a serger or just a sewing machine?

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      Mar 18, 2010, 06.02 PMby mell1982

      Thanks! I used just a sewing machine but took me ages to get the right tension and stitch to stop it snagging, I wasted a lot of time and effort doing that. One day I want to buy a serger which will probably make life easier next time I dare attempt jersey! My seam ripper was my best friend during this project too.

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