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The Cardigan Effect

Added Sep 10, 2010

by sewenggirl88

Rapid City, Sout...






Fabric: Jersey and Cotton. I had a hard time deciding what to do with this fabric because it is the perfect medium weight for just about anything and so soft! I was able to squish the pieces enough that I will be able to get a T-shirt out of the jersey also.

Pattern Description: Lined jacket has collar, princess seams and sleeve variations, jacket E has contrast collar.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, I was intimidated at first about making this jacket after I cut it out but once I started it was all fine. I think I just underestimate myself sometimes with sewing.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? Obviously this pattern is meant for woven fabric but I used a stretch for more of a tailored cardigan effect, so the jacket could probably have been cut a size smaller to be a tighter fit. But it’s really comfortable and this is my favorite color for jackets, my perfect neutral!

Pattern Sizing: 10-16, I cut a 10

Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: I attached the sleeve lining a little differently than the instructions just to make sure none of lining showed on the sleeve edge. After attaching the main lining with the compete outer shell, I machine sewed the bottom of the sleeve to the bottom of the sleeve lining to make a clean hem. Then I hand stitched the inside sleeve cap.

Would you sew it again? Yes, it’s a great basic jacket. You could do so many variations with it.

Would you recommend it to others? Yes, as far as jackets go, this is fairly easy and a good fit.




Garment Type
Casual, Classic
Cotton, Knits/Jersey



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    Sep 16, 2010, 02.07 PMby ginasophia

    Love Love Love! I am sure this is so easy to wear too!

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    Sep 11, 2010, 08.18 AMby kelerabeus

    OMG, this is the sweetest lining ever! god job :)

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    Sep 10, 2010, 09.59 PMby lizajane09

    I love this! I like that it’s made out of jersey. I’ve been thinking about making a coat out of sweatshirt fabric. Awesome job!

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