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Idit Sweater Cardi

Added Apr 18, 2008

by amarie

Chicago, Illinoi...






Here is an altered Idit. I wanted a lightweight short cardigan that I can wear over tank tops or flowy blouses. I still haven’t busted out the old sewing machine. I know it sounds crazy but I’m enjoying handstitching. It’s my homage to the slow movement. It helps me keep myself in check on what new projects to try. It’s quite hard with all your inspring creations prodding me to try yet a new pattern or get a new fabric but sometimes its good to slow down and give myself time to think about what works best, what I need.

Material Notes

light grey knit, buttonhole thread





IDIT pattern from burdastyle

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    May 28, 2008, 09.42 PMby amarie

    Hi everyone, my sister loved it. I’m now making another for another sister that got green with envy and asked for hers in advance of her birthday. starrgirl, the stitch I used is the most basic one: the straight (or running stitch). Really! What gives it structure is the combination of using buttonhole or upholstery thread and using a technique called flat felled seams. Lauriana has a There’s a how-to on flat-felled seams here. The only downside to this technique is that it’s hard to make alterations without redoing the entire seam because you can’t have unknotted ends. That compromises the seam. Try this on patterns that you already know have a good fit.

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    May 14, 2008, 11.18 AMby starrgirl

    So very couture!!! to handstitch. But i have to ask, which stitch do you use? I find that when I do handstitching, it doesnt hold as well.

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    May 11, 2008, 03.35 AMby littleladyluxe

    You are amazing! I can’t believe this is handstitched! I admire you :)

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    Apr 18, 2008, 05.43 PMby sonya-1

    Looks so chic and unique, love it!

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    Apr 18, 2008, 07.51 AMby nikkiclare68

    Good for you! I love this and the fact that you hand sew. I also enjoy it. There really is something special about it. For me , I think it’s the imperfections in a piece that make it beautiful. Great job!!

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    Apr 18, 2008, 04.33 AMby akwa

    I like very much the way you describe and experiment with handstitching. It seems like a meditative exercise. I must definitly overcome my reluctance of handstitching.
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    Apr 18, 2008, 02.38 AMby ruffie

    great idea i love it

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