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Lovin To Stitch
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Date: 6/6/12 12:16 PM

I would appreciate any suggestions for a cardi pattern suitable for a petite person (5'2") similar to the current popular style with slightly longer draped front made from soft knit or light weight woven fabric. I am preparing for a trip and thought it would be a nice layering piece. Thank you for your help!!!!

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Date: 6/6/12 12:40 PM

I have these 2, both fast and pretty.

M5890 Nancy's Notions, longer one.
Note on this the way the neck piece folds over in back.

B5498 Shorter, probably perfect for you, but I will add to front length
next time.
Nice and fluttery, mark the tops of your pieces, as they can
confuse the first try! Big pockets go around the sides, so if you
want some, just do front half sewn into side seams.
Did this one in a lacy knit for a relative and she wanted another.

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Date: 6/6/12 5:08 PM

I am 5'3" and have made the Jalie 2919 Sorry I cant link as I am at work

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Date: 6/7/12 1:00 AM

I made the Style Arc Abby cardi and chopped 15.5cm off the bottom so I wasn't "swamped" by fabric. Still turned out perfect.

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Date: 6/7/12 6:57 AM

I second the Style Arc Abby, I am only 5' and I am comfortable in it.

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Date: 6/7/12 1:33 PM

I love the Pamela's Patterns Draped Front cardigan and there are petite lines if you want. I'm not petite but I have sewn five of these in the last year.
Draped Front Cardigan

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Date: 6/7/12 5:01 PM

Simplicity

I'm only 5 feet and I love this cardigan. It is really easy to sew and you can also wear it tied in the front.

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Date: 6/8/12 0:34 AM

I second B5498. I taught a serger class using this pattern and it is so flattering to all figures. It does what it wants in the front, not necessarily folding back into a triangle lapel. I saw it made up in a white stretch lace, a black poly knit with black stretch lace sleeves, a black slinky knit, turquoise rayon knit, blue/black sweater knit, black/silver knit, gold lycra back and sleeves with lace front. I have made it in a brown stripe menswear look stretch woven, short sleeve black cotton lace, black and white large flower print chiffon sleeveless (I kept cutting off the sleeve until it was a vest), long sleeve poly chiffon print, hand painted silk chiffon, hand painted crinkle cotton with cotton lace sleeves, black stretch lace. Do you think I might like the pattern????? Stretch lace wads up small enough to tuck in a bag. We finshed all the edges with a rolled hem or flat hem. EASY!!

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Date: 6/8/12 11:13 AM

I appreciate all your suggestions!! Now deciding which to make, since they each are appealing, AND the time to do so...LOL! I was concerned about feeling overwhelmed with fabric. It is great to know that this doesn't have to be an issue. I had originally considered Simplicity 2603 view 3 when I posed my question. I had not seen the Style Arc Abby or Jalie 2919 patterns. Since I have 8 days to accomplish this (after finishing a baby blanket, a toddler dress for my GD, a grilling apron for my son-in-law for FDay), I will probably go with a pattern that I can pick-up locally. I will try to post the results of what I accomplish once I return from welcoming my dear son home from serving our country!!!! Please support our troops!!!! THANKs to each of you. I am beyond excited.

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Date: 6/16/12 1:46 PM

I really like kwik sew k3693! Though I haven't made it yet, I love A's graceful simplicity.

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