Very loose fit cardigan with shawl collar Pattern Sizing:
xsm-med Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Sort of. I made some pleats in the front Were the instructions easy to follow?
This is a very easy pattern, very suitable for beginners What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I actually do not like the pattern. it has dropped shoulders that I didn't notice until I made it and it was too full. I made the small and took in the sides a lot and turned the shawl collar under 4" all the way down the sides to the hem and took in pleats to make it fit. Fabric Used:
I used a thin rayon jersey from fabric.com The fabric is actually too thin for this pattern, especially in the back. The fabric is too see-through, which will not be desirable when I am wearing it. Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I altered this pattern extensively. I took 3 long pleats in each side front. This brought the shoulders up and also took in the vast amount of extra material I had in the front. Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I will not sew this again for myself as it is too full. I love the idea of a short sleeve cardigan. Here in Florida it is all we need in the air conditioning. I will look for a similar pattern paying attention to the shoulders and the amount of material required and I will get a fabric that is lightweight but not too see through. (I wanted white) I selected too thin a fabric and I did not notice the dropped shoulders in the pattern photo, so even with my alterations I will probably not wear this.
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