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Pattern Magic 2; wearing a square

Added Sep 5, 2011

by carolyn-s

Perth, Australia






Made using a blue/grey mystery fabric given to me by a friend… and using the directions for the “wearing a square” design in the Japanese pattern book Pattern Magic 2, by Tomoko Nakamichi. The front closure is with an open-ended zip.
This is a super easy pattern, and I am very happy with this cute little cardigan. My only advice to others making up this pattern; I “drafted to my own measurements”, as advised, but the directions give a measurement of 20cm for the sleeves; all sizes… I recommend checking your own forearm measurement before cutting out… I added a few cm and am so glad I did! I don’t have big arms, but 20cm is a pretty small measurement which I suspect would be uncomfortable for most people…

The dress underneath is made using Burda 8511, a basic sheath dress pattern, out of a tobacco coloured wool mix.

Material Notes

Thickish blue/grey fabric, with only a teensy amount of stretch to it. Open ended zip




Garment Type
Casual, Other

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    Sep 5, 2011, 09.48 PMby urbandon

    Wonderful as always.

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      Sep 6, 2011, 09.06 AMby carolyn-s

      Thank you Don, that means a lot to me coming from someone whose work I really admire

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    Sep 5, 2011, 09.45 PMby urbandon

    Wonderful as always.

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    Sep 5, 2011, 10.38 AMby ichigogirl

    Nice! I’m curious about this pattern, I also liked Urbandon’s interpretation earlier this year. The colours are fabulous on you, perfect combination with your hair.

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    Sep 5, 2011, 10.01 AMby fashionfreek

    Looks nice.:-)

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    Sep 5, 2011, 08.54 AMby mattmoodie

    Always five starts for pattern magic. Great stuff.

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    Sep 5, 2011, 08.12 AMby Ruffles Gazebo

    i think it sits very nicely. its a super interesting and simple. lovely

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      Sep 6, 2011, 09.07 AMby carolyn-s

      thank you! It is a very simple design

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    Sep 5, 2011, 07.14 AMby ghainskom

    Didn’t find the pattern interesting in the book, it just looks weird, but I think you chose a much better suited fabric.

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