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Drape-front cardigan changes?
Love those new flutter-front styles with no closures!
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Date: 1/25/12 3:27 PM

Anyone seen a pattern like this ?? or how would you cut the fronts??

Always having to wear 2 layers in the winter, I have made several of the drape-front cardigans, using B5498 and others with the usual shawl-collar. Then I saw a pricey boutique sweater which hung just right, just 3 easy pieces + sleeves. The front pieces were basically 2 rectangles, slightly curved at the neckline. When pulled flat they overlapped to the opposite shoulder, much like the idea of a wrap skirt. Then when the top corners are down, they hang in a pretty pointed drape.

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Date: 1/25/12 6:51 PM

Yes, Marci Tilton has a top/jacket like that. The pattern is a little on the short side but sounds just like what you have described.

Does this come close? V8430 And in a knit version. V8559

You should be able to find something in a vintage pattern too. I made a jacket like this, just longer, about 25 years ago. It was a Vogue coat pattern that I shortened.

The style is really easy to wear.

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Date: 2/4/12 2:35 AM

Hi there! If you can't find a commercial pattern you like, Megan Nielsen has a free little tutorial on how to work up your own drape-front cardigan in jersey. I've made it up once, and though it required some fudging to get the sleevecaps shaped right (I thought it was way too tall), I was quite pleased with the result.

Here's the link!

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