|Pattern Description: |
Close-fitting cardigans have neckline, length, and sleeve variations and front button closing.
My Y envelope includes XS, Small, and Medium. I cut out size XS but used 1/4 inch seam allowances instead of 5/8 inch per the pattern.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I like that this is a basic, close-fitting cardigan.
A soft, warm, lightweight Merino knit that PR member Treefrog sent to me in 2012 after I traced off and mailed to her a pattern that was out of print at the time. The fabric was a great surprise and this jersey is seriously yummy to wear! I made it to mainly wear to work, but could also go hiking in this high-performance fabric. I'm pretty sure Treefrog said it was fabric used by the RTW company Icebreaker.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
1. Used the body of View C with sleeves of View E.
2. Instead of a button placket, I used one purchased frog.
3. According to the pattern envelope sizing, I should have used Medium. However, I was looking for the fit more in line with the finished garment measurements printed on the pattern for size Small. The pattern has 5/8 inch seam allowances but I planned to sew this on my serger and instead of wasting the extra fabric, I cut out size X-Small, used 1/4 inch seam allowances, and am happy with the fit.
4. Instead of following the pattern instructions for the front band, I first finished the bottom edges of the bands, then folded it in half wrong sides together and serged it to the cardigan front edge. This was much faster and easier than the pattern instructions which call for hand-sewing the inner edge of the front band to finish it.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I will likely sew this again.
Great lightweight cardigan pattern. Many thanks to Treefrog for this fabric!