Pattern Description: Knit cardi with double frill on front edges click here
Pattern Sizing:StyleArc patterns are one size per which is nice as it eliminates the need to cut out a specific size or to trace.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?Yes, except my frill seems a bit wider in real life than on the pattern picture.
Were the instructions easy to follow?Very. Sometimes SyleArc instructions are very minimal but these were comprehensive.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?I have made several StyleArc patterns and always like them. I love the weight of paper they use. The fit seems good and the sleeve length was just right.
I hate doing all that gathering the old-fashioned way and feel that I did a rather poor job of distributing them. Next time, I'm going to learn to use my ruffler!
Fabric Used:A cotton knit that has been in my stash forever. Don't know where or why (since this color is not in my closet!)
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:I found it unnecessary to ease the sleevecap as it fit perfectly going in flat.
I cut some of the width off of the "frills". I would recommend deciding how wide you want that ruffle from the get-go. It was a little fiddly having to shave off width after it was attached.
I'm not sure that I totally understand the purpose of the darts on the front which are covered by the frills.
I made this almost entirely on the serger and used my coverstitch for the hem. The edges on the frill are left unfinished.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?This is an easy and nicely drafted pattern. Since I have made the Jalie pleated cardi a few times, I don't see needing another one of these.