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Reversible Fall Favorite

Added Oct 12, 2011

by ajtak7171

Vienna, Austria






This wonderful double-face fabric was a must when I saw it in the store, but then I didn’t know what to make with so that the double-face would really come into play. Finally I realized that it had to be a really simple pattern and took it off a summer garment I own. The original is made from a very light white cotton and I wear it over sleeveless tops and over basically everything and every day… So I made a Fall version of it, optimized the cut a little bit and made it reversible by using French seams all over. I left the selvedge raw for the sleeves and collar. There must be at least 203 ways to wear this! More pictures (different ones) are at my blog, where you can also click and zoom in on the pattern pieces to see how it is put together : Of Dreams and Seams By the way – what would you call this garment type? I have no idea…

Material Notes

Double Face Cotton




Garment Type

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    Nov 11, 2011, 10.02 AMby baka-pepica

    its really cool! and maxbe I see you somewere in Vienna in that ! :) Liebe Gruße

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      Nov 11, 2011, 03.03 PMby ajtak7171

      Oh schön, das wäre ja lustig! Danke und liebe Grüsse zurück!

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    Nov 10, 2011, 07.50 PMby camberwellgal

    Wow – sometimes I see a garment someone has made on Burda and get a very severe and ugly case of the ‘want-sies’! What a really great shirt/cardigan in just the most fantastic fabric. Really simple in concept, but pleasingly wide range of ways to wear it and make it look really different. Very cool; modern and un-pretty in the best way.

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      Nov 11, 2011, 03.02 PMby ajtak7171

      Oh thank you so much – what a great compliment! ;-)

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    Oct 20, 2011, 08.23 PMby Laura Bolčina

    I love it! Now, I just have to find some double-face fabric.. How much fabric did you use?

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      Nov 4, 2011, 03.17 PMby ajtak7171

      So sorry for the late answer! I think it must have been 2 meters, a width of 1,40… It takes a lot of fabric, because of that shawl-collar. But you could make it narrower, too! Have fun with it!

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    Oct 13, 2011, 12.41 PMby dgprado

    I love it too. I agree with all the others, it would be lovely to check a pattern in order to figure out how the collar piece is cut….

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      Oct 14, 2011, 10.12 AMby ajtak7171

      Thank you! It’s done: I added pictures of the pattern pieces, on my blog they are even bigger in case you can’t figure it out here…

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    Oct 12, 2011, 06.40 PMby mojo elgin

    I love it! The folds of the collar give the illusion of a separate scarf. Looks great! If you’re not sure you want to put up a pattern, how about a tutorial!

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      Oct 14, 2011, 10.12 AMby ajtak7171

      Thank you! So I posted some pictures of the pattern pieces – maybe that helps?

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    Oct 12, 2011, 12.19 PMby charlotte powell-brooks

    looks great, a real wearable outfit!

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    Oct 12, 2011, 11.34 AMby lili123

    very nice cardigan, i will try to figure out how the front piece is cut so i can make one for myself,thank you for all the great photos.

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      Oct 12, 2011, 01.31 PMby ajtak7171

      Thank you! I took the “crazy” pic so you can see the shape of the front bodice pattern piece a bit better… It’s cut on the fold, the fold being the center back collar…
      PS: Yes, cardigan – but I thought they are always made of knit fabric…

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      Oct 14, 2011, 10.13 AMby ajtak7171

      Ok, I posted the pattern pieces – even better on my blog, where you can zoom in on them… Hope it helps!

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    Oct 12, 2011, 09.40 AMby monikapullerits

    Love it love it love it! Pattern please or instructions. Looks so comfortable yet stylish!

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      Oct 12, 2011, 09.45 AMby ajtak7171

      Oooooh thank you!!! Well, I’m hesitant about putting up a pattern, since I pretty much copied it off a rtw… Not sure how much would have to be changed for that to be ok…

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      Oct 14, 2011, 10.14 AMby ajtak7171

      Posted the pattern pieces! Here and on my blog – hope it helps!!!

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    Oct 12, 2011, 09.32 AMby sewrecycler

    I really love this, hadn’t realised at first that it is all one garment. It looks great….. will look at the other photos on your blog.

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      Oct 14, 2011, 10.14 AMby ajtak7171

      Thank you! I just posted some more pictures so you can see how it is put together…

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    Oct 12, 2011, 09.03 AMby keren

    awesome! I love the photos/style with the belt, where the checks are the “collar”.

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