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Misses cardigans and tops, one a sleeveless shell and the other a sleeveless, mock turtleneck
XS-XL I cut a Medium
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, very straightforward with great illustrations
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Likes: 1/4" seam allowances, basic design, sturdy pattern paper, clear directions and illustrations. Dislikes: none
100% polyester knit with a soft nap, it looks and feels like cashmere. The name on the bolt was Opening Ceremony.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I made a straight medium and it is a little large around the shoulders and armscye. I think I will cut closer to a small in those places next time and maybe take it in a little on the sides for a little more shape. I used satin embroidery thread stitched over topstitching thread to make corded buttonholes shown with the wooden buttons I used. I finally found this out of print pattern on EBay and it was advertised as new and uncut. In reality, it contained only the cardigan and not the tops so I paired it with my favorite V1141 shown here.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Absolutely on both. If you have this pattern you know how great it is. If you don't, and can get your hands on it, it will be worth the effort.
I'm so glad I finally tracked this great pattern down. Just a good, basic cardigan for wardrobe building and layering.