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Posted on:12/19/12 10:28 AM
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Judy Kski said... (7/20/14 5:42 PM) Reply
QUOTE: "I'm not sure that I totally understand the purpose of the darts on the front which are covered by the frills." According to the Construction directions (#5), the darts are used for shaping in the bust area. I was about to make this pattern and saw your review. I hope mine comes out looking as nice as yours.
Tina Lou said... (12/22/12 10:50 PM) Reply
I got this as a freebie with my first-ever StyleArc order - love to hear that the sleeves didn't need any easing! Thanks for the helpful review. Yours is gorgeous; this may be my first make of the new year!
blessedtosew said... (12/22/12 11:19 AM) Reply
That is gorgeous. It reminds me of a very expensive anthropologie cardigan from a couple of years ago.
GoodbyeValntino said... (12/21/12 6:42 AM) Reply
Very cute, Cissie! You're right to use the ruffler next time - ruffles in a jiffy!
2 Airedales n Me said... (12/20/12 5:16 PM) Reply
Like Karla, I got this free with my pattern purchase last month and felt ho-hum about it...but seeing it made up has convinced me to make one too. Pretty!
Jstarr4250 said... (12/20/12 2:47 PM) Reply
Thanks - I'm going to give it a whirl.
CissieW said... (12/20/12 8:37 AM) Reply
the ruffle edges are raw. I hemmed the bottom with my coverstitch machine.
Jstarr4250 said... (12/20/12 7:05 AM) Reply
Just beautiful. You've convinced me to take the plunge and make this my first Style Arc purchase. Do you hem all those ruffle edges or are they left raw?
belinda68 said... (12/20/12 3:25 AM) Reply
Amazing coincidence! I have just finished making this cardigan in the same colour but, with short sleeves for summer! I have also made a long sleeve version too in grey wool modal. I didn't have any trouble with my frill widths. My only thoughts might be the fabric type used, my fabrics were quite drapey. I'll have to summon the courage to do my first review so I can show you!
Sew4Fun said... (12/20/12 0:21 AM) Reply
Pretty cardi!
SewWil said... (12/19/12 11:56 PM) Reply
ArtAttack said... (12/19/12 10:31 PM) Reply
Oh, my! This is just beautiful. Great job...
Amanda.Claire said... (12/19/12 7:38 PM) Reply
Lanna said... (12/19/12 4:26 PM) Reply
Nice ! I love the RTW look. Very up to date !
PattyE said... (12/19/12 3:44 PM) Reply
Your cardi is really cute. I'll have to get this pattern.
cleverkitty said... (12/19/12 2:38 PM) Reply
looks beautiful cotton knit is wonderful...
Jaknan said... (12/19/12 2:13 PM) Reply
I too received this as the free pattern of the month. I liked it but now seeing yours I LOVE IT! Your ruffles look much wider than on the pattern drawing even though you cut them down and yours look so much more appealing.
Rhoda K said... (12/19/12 2:03 PM) Reply
Very pretty.
mnitts said... (12/19/12 12:23 PM) Reply
Lovely cardigan
Karla Kizer said... (12/19/12 12:16 PM) Reply
I received this pattern as the freebie-of-the-month and must admit it didn't interest me much...until I saw yours. Charming!
Jrhee said... (12/19/12 11:46 AM) Reply
Beautiful cardi!
clotheshorse said... (12/19/12 10:53 AM) Reply
Your cardi looks great! I have this pattern and am looking forward to making it, thanks for the review
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