The Cardigan Effect
Added Sep 10, 2010
Rapid City, Sout...
Fabric: Jersey and Cotton. I had a hard time deciding what to do with this fabric because it is the perfect medium weight for just about anything and so soft! I was able to squish the pieces enough that I will be able to get a T-shirt out of the jersey also.
Pattern Description: Lined jacket has collar, princess seams and sleeve variations, jacket E has contrast collar.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, I was intimidated at first about making this jacket after I cut it out but once I started it was all fine. I think I just underestimate myself sometimes with sewing.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? Obviously this pattern is meant for woven fabric but I used a stretch for more of a tailored cardigan effect, so the jacket could probably have been cut a size smaller to be a tighter fit. But it’s really comfortable and this is my favorite color for jackets, my perfect neutral!
Pattern Sizing: 10-16, I cut a 10
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: I attached the sleeve lining a little differently than the instructions just to make sure none of lining showed on the sleeve edge. After attaching the main lining with the compete outer shell, I machine sewed the bottom of the sleeve to the bottom of the sleeve lining to make a clean hem. Then I hand stitched the inside sleeve cap.
Would you sew it again? Yes, it’s a great basic jacket. You could do so many variations with it.
Would you recommend it to others? Yes, as far as jackets go, this is fairly easy and a good fit.
- Garment Type
- Casual, Classic
- Cotton, Knits/Jersey