Wool knit cardigan

Added Nov 21, 2010

by smurfette2010

Vancouver, Canada

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Description

Okay, this is ANOTHER item based on a cardigan I saw in the BCBG winter catalogue. I spend way too much time perusing through it!

This time, I used McCall’s M5937, but made it one size smaller, and re-sized the lapel so that it looked more like the picture in the catalogue. I made a sash but decided it didn’t look really nice, so I added a fake sash in the back for some more detail. I didn’t buy enough fabric but luckily, I had just enough faux suede left over from my birthday dress project, so I used it on the lapel and the fake sash. The cardigan fabric is a really nice oatmeal-coloured wool knit blend lined with leftover bemberg lining from previous projects. I top stitched around the edges to give the cardigan a more finished look.

Although it’s not clear in the pattern, the pieces are actually all cut on a bias, so it has a very interesting subtle pattern to it.

Material Notes

Wool blend, bemberg lining, faux suede

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Cardigan
Style
Casual, Classic
Material
Blends, Knits/Jersey, Wool

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    Nov 23, 2010, 04.09 PMby threadsquare

    I really like this! It’s like a more structured version of the Karen cardigan on here. I made a jersey muslin of it (posting tonight), and am still iffy about the fit of it. Maybe I’ll riff off yours and make it a bit shorter, so it’s more of a kicky jacket :)

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      Nov 23, 2010, 04.25 PMby smurfette2010

      The Karen definitely has a lot more drape in the front than this one. I find items with a lot of fabric tend to weigh me down, this cardigan acts like a coat on a mild day because it is, like you said, more structured.

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    Nov 23, 2010, 07.47 AMby margrietmg

    It looks soooo confortable and stylish at the same time. I want one!

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    Nov 22, 2010, 04.03 AMby 5294sandras

    Love it!

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    Nov 22, 2010, 12.19 AMby kelepso

    Beautiful

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    Nov 21, 2010, 10.43 PMby susisonne

    Wow, what a great idea!

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    Nov 21, 2010, 10.41 PMby Olivia Anne

    love it

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    Nov 21, 2010, 04.11 PMby zaarissima

    oh, how beautiful! Great work!

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    Nov 21, 2010, 01.17 PMby lizah

    I LOVE IT!!

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    Nov 21, 2010, 12.47 PMby hannnc

    amazing! love the waist cincher.

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      Nov 22, 2010, 01.37 AMby smurfette2010

      ah yes, that’s what it’s called!

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    Nov 21, 2010, 09.29 AMby tilshmil

    I love it. I would wear it ALL the time! You did an amazing job making something not only wearable but very stylish. One question though, do you have a closure on it? Button, snap or something to keep it closed on a windy day?

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      Nov 21, 2010, 05.41 PMby smurfette2010

      Oops, I accidentally clicked on the inappropriate button! Know a way of undoing it????

      And no, not yet. I was thinking of putting a hidden snap closure on it, but think that might affect the drape in the front. Luckily, it’s quite mild in Vancouver, so I should be able to get away with it.

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      Nov 21, 2010, 06.45 PMby tilshmil

      Ahh pooh, I went to reply and did the ‘inappropriate" button too! Seriously, those are not in a good place.
      I’m gonna get banned from Burdastyle for inappropriate use of the “inappropriate” button.

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    Nov 21, 2010, 08.52 AMby nikkishell

    What a great jacket! I love how some patterns can look so much better with just a few simple adjustments.

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    Nov 21, 2010, 08.29 AMby dabura

    AWESOME! I like a lot simple patterns. Great job.

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    Nov 21, 2010, 03.54 AMby lillydee

    This is lovely! I really like the contrasting color for the lapel.

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    Nov 21, 2010, 03.47 AMby smurfette2010

    Thanks everyone!!! I spend too much time sewing :)

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    Nov 21, 2010, 03.34 AMby nettie

    That looks absolutely amazing!! I love how you changed up the look from the pattern envelope. I wouldn’t look twice at it as it’s shown there. You’ve made it so wearable.

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      Nov 21, 2010, 03.46 AMby smurfette2010

      Thanks! It was very easy to do!

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    Nov 21, 2010, 02.37 AMby cantare

    LOVE it! I would have bought this by now if I had a button to click.

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      Nov 21, 2010, 03.47 AMby smurfette2010

      What a flattering comment! Thanks!!!

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    Nov 21, 2010, 02.31 AMby jodieclark

    Amazing!

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    Nov 21, 2010, 01.30 AMby emily-marie

    so good! I love this!

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    Nov 21, 2010, 01.30 AMby smallone

    This is AWESOME!!!!!

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