A cardigan style sweater with ties in the front
1 - 8w (36" bust - 54" bust)
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Instructions were very simple to follow. Please be aware - the seam allowances are only 3/8" - not the standard 5/8".
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I found this sweater in the Boston Proper catalog a few years ago when it first came out. I held onto the design and was very happy when I found the pattern on Peggy Sager's site. I recognized it straight away! I like the casual style and the comfort factor.
A sweater knit that I picked up on a sale table for $1.00 per yard. Well, at least it's supposed to be a sweater knit - it has very little stretch to it at all.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I made a few alterations due to the lack of stretch in my fabric. Please note - this pattern is supposed to be made with a very stretchy fabric - and mine was not. I went up one size in the overall construction. For the sleeve, I measured my bicep and added 1" to that and redrafted the sleeve to allow for the lack of stretch. The entire garment with the exception of the front ties, is made on the serger so be sure to get the setting correct for stitch length and width before you start construction. I did several samples before mine turned out to my liking.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Absolutely! I love this sweater. It is very comfortable to wear and draws lots of compliments. If I use the correct fabric next time, I will achieve the ruffle look on the seams that is on the front of the pattern envelope.
A fun sweater that can be mixed and matched in different ways. Next time, I will try a variegated thread on the seaming - that might be quite fun! More views on my blog.