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Date: 12/6/10 12:56 PM

Since the temperature dropped below freezing here in the midwest, I've become obsessed with sewing warm, soft, comfy cardigan sweaters. I love the wrap style of Simplicity 2603 and the draped front of Jalie 2919 but I'm worried the former will overwhelm my 5'2" frame and the latter won't work in a medium weight or lightweight ribbed wool knit. (I just purchased a really lovely ribbed knit from Gorgeous Fabrics that I just want to wrap myself in like a cocoon!).

I found a great looking pattern for a draped front cardigan that looks a bit like the Jalie but without the tucks from Pamela's patterns (#110) but from the description it looks like it might be designed for someone who is a little bigger than I am (I take a 10 in the big 4). Has any one tried this pattern? Or made up the Jalie or the Simplicity in a wool jersey with a little more "heft" to it?

I am sure I am over thinking this!

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Date: 12/6/10 1:41 PM

I made the short and long version of S2603 and didn't find it overwhelming. I'm 5' tall. I like the shorter version more.
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Date: 12/6/10 1:56 PM

View A Kwik Sew 3693 is similar to what you're looking for & it is actually designed for firm knits. I recently sewed it up & loved the results. I'm pretty petite myself but I didn't think it overwhelmed me at all (though I probably should have sewed an XS instead of a S)
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Date: 12/6/10 2:35 PM

I stashed that pattern for the hoodie version I liked its looks so much. Nice to know the draped front is great for a petite build. I had not even noticed it when I got the pattern for the hoodie.

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Date: 12/6/10 4:52 PM

I made 2603 in french terry (I think that's what it was- it was like a french terry/sweater knit combo), first in the long version, then after seeing it in the different ways to wear it, I cut it off into the short version (the other ways to wear it were all unflattering on me). It might have been ok long in a thin rayon jersey. If I make myself another, I might also change the front into a princess seam with a collar or do something to create a more defined waist on it, but I'm full busted and sensitive about things that might make my waist look as wide as the girls.

My mother and grandmother both liked it enough to ask for one- which makes me nervous since I was planning on them being Christmas gifts for my tween nieces.

Edited because it sounded bad upon rereading.
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Date: 12/7/10 10:35 AM

Thank you!! This is great information. I think I will try the shorter version of Simplicity 2603. It does look so cozy!!!

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