I made the pattern from my sloper pattern. The sweater knit was pretty stretchy so I removed the darts. Seams are also pretty obvious in this fabric so I kept those to a minimum. To draft the flounce I drew a line the length of the center front. I squared it to 3.5-4" making it a very long rectangle. I cut it every 1" to but not through the CF edge and spread slightly to make a subtle flounce. I should have spread it a bit more.
Did it look like the item you modeled it after? If I had added more width to the center front and made a flouncier flounce, it would have been closer to the cardigan I was modeling it after.
Was it easy to construct?
This is a fairly simple cardigan to sew together. I added stay tape to the back of the neck and shoulder seams to stabilize the super stretchy fabric. I didn't add stay tape to the front neck and really should have. The weight of the flounce piece does stretch it out. All the finishing was coverstitched.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
If I were to make this again, I would make the shoulder seams longer. Not sure what I was thinking because it's super short which made the neck line super large. Between the two I'm surprised it even stays on my shoulders. I would also lengthen the sleeves to balance out the super long length of the cardigan. And as mentioned previous, make the flounce flouncier.
Cream sweater knit from Baron's Fabrics in Woodland Hills. It was a designer sample cut. Not sure about the content but I've thrown it in the washer and dryer several times without any problems. I was expecting the fabric to be challenging to sew but it behaved quite nicely.
I'm very happy with my new cardigan. It didn't take me a lot of time or money to sew. It's pretty comfy and is a nice addition to my (California) Fall and Winter wardrobe.