the night before cardigan

Added Mar 26, 2011

by Passiona Cottee

Sydney (Inner We...

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Description

made in a night

Some fabrics speak to you and tell you what they want done with them. This one didn’t want facings, nor ribbing for edges. Just a simple trim in the same colour of the main wool

I’m inclined to agree.

Mechanically speaking, fellow seamstresses may be interested in the ease and beauty of buttonholes made on a machine with a 9mm stitch width. Making the keyhole buttonholes was a pleasure with the 9mm stitch width. Nonetheless, a 5.5mm stitch width machine was necessary to apply the woollen trim in an even manner. The narrower feed dogs and foot are simply more maneuvreable and allow for more control. Tell me what you think about the two. … And when you count the overlocker as well for side seams, shoulder seams and finishing the raw edges (before applying the trim), that makes 3 machines to pull this ‘simple’ looking garment off.

For more on how this version of Andrew happened in one night, see the story here

Material Notes

100% wool fabric; 100% wool trim; leather buttons

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

For
Men
Garment Type
Cardigan
Style
Classic, Preppy
Material
Wool

Credits

material and notions

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    Mar 26, 2011, 07.07 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    this looks soo lovely! i agree, that this material says something to you! BRAVO!!

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    Mar 26, 2011, 05.07 AMby freakusbzzz

    I love it. Worth staying up all night for.

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This project is based on

Burdastyle

http://burdastyle.com//projects/the-night-before-cardigan