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glamour cardigan or lazy girl's jacket...

Added Mar 11, 2008

by lauriana

Den Haag, Nether...






I bought this fabric very cheaply a couple of months ago (3 metres of it) but didn’t really know what it was or what to do with it. I made a Sarah with it, which I didn’t really like but taught me a thing or two about this stuff. It’s not synthetic, as I thought, it’s actually a cooked wool knit. Which means it doesn’t fray. I used that quality a lot in making this cardigan. I made the design from my block as if designing for a woven fabric (this stuff stretches, but not crazily and it is quite bulky) but didn’t use a lining and only facings at center front and the collar. The edges were all left raw and only finished by stay stitching. I moved the sleeve seam from under the arm to the top of the sleeve so I could cut the bottom of the sleeve up on the outside.

Material Notes

cooked wool knit, mother-of-pearl button from my grandmother’s jar




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    Jan 5, 2010, 03.52 PMby anajan

    How come I missed this cardigan? The design is fantastic. Great job, as usual!

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    Jan 27, 2009, 02.59 PMby dressdummy

    What a stunning jacket. I was posting on someone else’s site when I your creation was her favorite. I clicked on it and now it’s one of my favorites too:) I’m a recent member, so I wasn’t on the Burda site back when you posted it. So glad I stumbled upon it!

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    Oct 13, 2008, 12.26 PMby celinaj

    Oh, I love it! I just finished a white cape which fabric is very similar. I love white for winter…

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    May 17, 2008, 11.29 AMby stephaniemorgan

    utterly fantastic!

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    Mar 23, 2008, 11.35 PMby lilo

    stylish and lovely design, fits the fabric.

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    Mar 20, 2008, 06.37 AMby orange-angel

    I like the shape and the fabric seems very interesting. There’s too little wool knits in the world.

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    Mar 14, 2008, 12.44 AMby lauriana

    Thanks for all your comments! Reading them, of course I’m inclined to share the pattern. However, it only exists in my right-between-Burdastyle-34-and-36 size. And redrafting and grading is a HUGE amount of work, for which I just don’t have the time right now… But I’ll try to upload the original! joplind, (nearly) all the patterns in the pattern database are free. Some members, like me, draft patterns themselves. If we (any member who made a pattern) upload such a pattern to the pattern database, it becomes a free pattern which can be downloaded by all Burdastyle members.

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    Mar 13, 2008, 08.29 PMby bally-ball

    Yes, this is such a unique jacket with a nice clean cut. I would love to make one too if you would like to share the pattern :)

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    Mar 13, 2008, 05.36 PMby joplind

    Hi. I’m new at Burdastyle and I’m from Chile… How can I get the pattern of this jacket? Are all for FREE? Or do I have to buy it? Or be your friend?

    Please explain it to me.

    Thanks a lot


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    Mar 12, 2008, 01.45 PMby tessmart

    Really sharp and unique, would love the pattern if you are inclined to share. Great job!!

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    Mar 11, 2008, 11.57 PMby fashion1

    this looks so interesting! very unique and amazing style! I love it!

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    Mar 11, 2008, 08.44 PMby elegantmusings

    amazing! I love how sculptural it is!

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    Mar 11, 2008, 06.54 PMby lcavagnolo

    This is a very unique look. It is so elegant!

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    Mar 11, 2008, 05.08 PMby lizabel

    I love the shape of the sleeves. It’s beautiful!

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    Mar 11, 2008, 03.51 PMby emilykate

    Gorgerous lauriana! I too would love a pattern of this if you are happy to share.

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    Mar 11, 2008, 01.47 PMby whiti

    Gorgeous!! Love the cut and the colour. Any chance of a pattern/how to?Tauken

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    Mar 11, 2008, 10.22 AMby dairyheir66

    Lovely job and your patterns are always inspirational. LOve this jacket!

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    Mar 11, 2008, 07.23 AMby jj1

    I think this is very nice design. It must look fantastic in action shot.

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    Mar 11, 2008, 07.01 AMby adgentry

    Very elegant – love the collar.

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    Mar 11, 2008, 06.23 AMby kasia26

    I say glamour cardigan over the lazy girl’s jacket! Love it!

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    Mar 11, 2008, 04.58 AMby miss-g

    Its a beautiful design and it suits the cooked wool. I especially like the darts leading up to the neck.

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    Mar 11, 2008, 03.20 AMby ceregana

    I love the pattern you made. Is so chic and cool. Not crazy about white though.

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    Mar 11, 2008, 03.01 AMby susisonne

    Wow, this looks really elegant! Perfect fabric and color.

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