Wearable Karen muslin

Added Dec 2, 2010

by threadsquare

Somerville, Mass...

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Here’s my June project, an organic jersey muslin for the Karen cardi. It’s handy to have in the office when they crank the a/c in the summer, but I’m not in love with it. A good lesson learned in remembering that structured garments look best on me. Flowy is pretty on the hanger and fabulous on the svelte :)

If you do make this, may I suggest reversing the seam for the neck? The collar pieces, which come around to form the pleated front, naturally want to fall outward, and I think it would look best if the neck seam were underneath (sewn wrong sides together).

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Difficulty

Novice

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Cardigan
Material
Cotton, Knits/Jersey

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  • Robyn_-_2hawaii_large

    Dec 4, 2010, 09.48 PMby elaineren

    I think you look fab. Thanks for the tip on the collar!

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    • Cali_large

      Dec 7, 2010, 09.47 PMby threadsquare

      thanks – that’s sweet :) Have fun making this, if you choose to do so!

  • Me_pecks_large

    Dec 2, 2010, 11.06 PMby nessys

    That is EXACTLY what I’m talking about – flopping! Can’t do it. Re-reading my original comment – made me think – it sounds like what I would feel most comfortable wearing is probably a straight jacket! This is a worry….. ;) xxxx PS Still think you look svelte – but can you teach me that pose??? LOL!

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    • Cali_large

      Dec 7, 2010, 09.50 PMby threadsquare

      Now there’s a project to take on – a styling straight jacket!

  • Me_pecks_large

    Dec 2, 2010, 07.03 AMby nessys

    What do you mean – “flowy is fabulous on the svelte”!!! Honey – you ARE svelte!!!

    This looks lovely on you. I think it is more about style. I know I just feel more comfortable in structured clothes, I can’t even wear a jacket or cardi if doesn’t at least have one button done up – I just don’t feel dressed! (Yer – I’m a bit of a nut!) I know that if I wore this cardi it would drive me crazy (even with the tie). But it does look good – and the colour is lovely!

    I also know how those office air-cons can be – it can be sweltering hot outside and you are shivering at your desk!! Cardis are fab for that!

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    • Cali_large

      Dec 2, 2010, 02.44 PMby threadsquare

      Nah…I just know how to pose for the mirror :) You crack me up! But YES…those damn ties hanging and flopping all around… Even when they’re wrapped all around like in some of the BS photos, they still bug me. I like this well enough when standing just so, but walk across a room, and it’s a train wreck.

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