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Added Jan 10, 2010

by nettevivante

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This is the first male cloth I have tried so far. It is based on a free Japanese pattern, which I had to enlarge myself. Luckily, everything went fine and I made it a 2009 christmas gift for my beloved boyfriend. Hope he likes it. He has to wear it anyway! .

Material Notes

sweatshirt cotton, 6 buttons




Garment Type
Casual, Classic


Polka Drops (free pattern)

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    Apr 12, 2010, 03.04 AMby Natalia *

    Hi Annette, Im finally trying my hand at this project and was hoping you could help me out. For the trim around the front pieces and the neckline, did you just fold the front pieces over and sew them down to create that finished edge, or did you cut a long strip of the same fabric and sew it on. Im just wondering how to finish that seam. Thanks!

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      Apr 12, 2010, 11.29 AMby nettevivante

      Hi Natalia,
      I am glad to hear, that you want to try this cardigan. It really is not as hard as it seems! For the trim around the front pieces and the neckline I cut a long strip of appropriate length and 4 cm width and sewed it on. Hope that helps! If you have any other questions, just let me know.

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      Apr 12, 2010, 02.26 PMby Natalia *

      Thank you, thats all I needed to know (well for now, at least).

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      Apr 13, 2010, 01.57 AMby Natalia *

      Okay one more quick question. Im working on the trim for the front and neck. Did you cut the fabric exactly the measurement of the garment or did you multiply by some factor first? Im just wondering if theres some adjustment factor, as with trim for t-shirt necklines you have to multiply by 2/3. Thanks again for your help.

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      Apr 13, 2010, 09.42 AMby nettevivante

      Hhm, I do not think, that I multiplied the length, but as I am always a little cautious, I have added some cm, just to be sure it will not be too short. If you have enough fabric, I would advise you to do so. You can shorten the trim later. :)

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      Apr 13, 2010, 01.51 PMby Natalia *

      Thats what I did and when I sewed it on, the area around the “V” on the front, I get really weird bunches of fabric sticking out. It looks almost as if there is too much fabric between the trim and the bodice. Any ideas? If you have no idea what Im talking about, I can send you a photo.

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    Feb 11, 2010, 05.19 AMby seasidelaundry

    Perfect fit, excellent seamstress ability!. You can see the love in your work. A great twist on the cardigan sweater-could see it a big seller in the trendy casual market.

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    Feb 11, 2010, 12.06 AMby lepetithoot

    I just went on the website you listed in the credits— it’s great! I’ve been looking for free Japanese patterns. Thanks for sharing! Can you read Japanese? If not, was it hard to figure out how to cut the pieces and construct the garment?

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      Feb 11, 2010, 02.46 PMby nettevivante

      Well, I can read Japanese, but I did not read a lot, actually.
      I think with some patience you should be able to follow the pictorial instructions. ;)

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      Feb 11, 2010, 09.42 PMby lepetithoot

      Great news! Thanks, again, for sharing! :)

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    Jan 16, 2010, 05.28 AMby liejang

    I really like this~ !

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    Jan 12, 2010, 08.34 PMby Olivia Anne

    great job your stitches are so straight aha

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    Jan 11, 2010, 06.53 PMby iandeye

    Really nice! What a great style.

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    Jan 11, 2010, 02.54 PMby Natalia *

    This is fantastic. I would love to make something like this. Where did you get the pattern? (I.e. where can I find the pattern?) Awesome job.

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    Jan 11, 2010, 12.24 PMby ranjani

    It looks like it was professionally made. Very impressive.

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