StephC's Kimono Wrap Top Cardi
Added Apr 21, 2012
This is Stephanie’s of http://3hourspast.com “Kimono Wrap Top”.
Stephanie says of this cardi that it " uses 1.7m (1 3/4 yd) of medium weight knit fabric and modern sewing techniques. It’s a heavily adapted version of Advance 7701 from the 50′s. I like how quickly the pieces go together, and the fact that it’s easy to wear without but feminine and pretty."
This is all very true and the pattern is available for download from Craftsy -
This was made from what I think an acrylic knit I found at my one and only “garment district” shop. It was a difficult knit to work with (so fine and kept on threatening to “run” – like with tights/nylons). The pattern was really easy to use and follow and Steph is very helpful and her site is really fab. I didn’t use my over locker as I didn’t have matching thread – this pink is a little unusual. The pattern says you don’t need to finish raw edges but with this knit I felt if I didn’t it would just melt away so I did a narrow hem on those edges. It is very comfortable and I love the fifties feel with the kimono sleeves.
Well originally I thought it was wool but I did a “burn” test and now I think might be an acrylic knit. Very light weight. I call it “random knit”!
- Spring, Fall
- Garment Type
- Classic, Romantic, Vintage