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Posted on:3/25/14 1:35 PM
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Pattern Description:
Shawl-collared cardigan of stretch fabric with shoulder and back yoke
Pattern Sizing:
XS to XL
I made a medium for my son, and large for hubby.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?

Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, there were very good instructions
I think I should have paid attention to exactly where the collar is to end in the front. It should end before the button band to prevent curling upwards.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love how easy it was, and yet it is so stylin'! Also there are lots of ways you can make variations. The pattern offers two collar sizes, and I made both of my versions with the narrower collar. Also I think the yoke panel pieces makes very good reinforcing for backpack wearers.

Fabric Used:
For my son's version I used a double-knit wool, with wool flannel contrast cut on the bias in the yoke. The buttons were real leather buttons from WAWAK.

For hubby's version I used cotton french terry, with some stretch velveteen in the yoke. The closure is large ring snaps from Grommet Mart. A couple of years ago I splurged on a hand setter to set jean rivets, so I bought the die set for these snaps too.

It is possible to make this pattern a non-stretch fabric if you size up, or widen the pieces. I have seen many others' versions on flickr and on the Thread Theory blog.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I did not make any pattern alterations. Though my husband is thin in the waist, I think he is not used to such a close-fitting garment. This is sized for modern athletic build. A good fit for my son!

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes, I do believe I need one for myself!

A great pattern for the guys in your life. They will appreciate it!
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MrsCharisma said...
These are pretty much AWESOME!
3/25/14 1:42 PM
marjieco said...
Love the look, you did a great job.
3/25/14 2:18 PM
MamaSewing said...
Wow both of the cardigans look great!
3/25/14 2:30 PM
sewnotwork said...
3/25/14 2:54 PM
BettyMike said...
They both look great! Thanks for bringing this pattern to my attention.
3/25/14 2:59 PM
megdortch said...
Oh so handsome! Well done!
3/25/14 3:24 PM
slmstyle said...
Nice job, these are great cardigans!
3/25/14 3:32 PM
Jrhee said...
Both look great, and I bet they get tons of wear!
3/25/14 3:49 PM
beanchor said...
How great are these. You are correct, they are styling.
3/25/14 4:48 PM
atymonw said...
Both your son and your husband look great!
3/25/14 5:24 PM
Sewiing Sue said...
Very classy. fascinating link to Thread Theory to see the effect of different fabric choices.
3/25/14 5:37 PM
supizoo said...
What a great, versatile, masculine cardigan. Both look fantastic. I agree, I'd like one for me too! Thank you for reviewing this pattern.
3/25/14 6:10 PM
meggipeg said...
Wow, what a beautiful job you've done on these. They look very high-end and expensive.
3/25/14 6:17 PM
carolynw said...
WOW! These are fabulous - don't want DH to see - am going to be making another jacket for him and this may make him anxious to see work started :) You did great work here!
3/25/14 6:56 PM
detroy said...
Oh I love these! And your son looks like he could be a twin of my son...weird!
3/25/14 7:36 PM
Jstarr4250 said...
They are both professional looking, and each has a totally different personality.
3/25/14 8:00 PM
Twinset said...
This is so COOL!
3/25/14 9:00 PM
Sharonspils said...
Fantastic looking cardigans, well done!
3/26/14 0:45 AM
AnneM said...
Very nice job on both. And thank you for the fit information as well.
3/26/14 6:18 AM
Karine said...
Both cardigans are super - very professional looking. And I love that stone wall (fireplace?) behind your son!
3/26/14 9:01 AM
ASiverson said...
Terrific job! And your son and husband look very happy in their new clothing! TFS!
3/26/14 11:37 AM
cocosloft said...
Super good looking cardigans!
3/27/14 6:28 AM
CallMeSu said...
These are fantastic!! Love your special touches like the contrast yokes and leather buttons!!
3/29/14 10:46 PM
MarjorieSews said...
I love this pattern and want to make it for my son. Your son and husband look very pleased with their new jackets. Great work.
3/30/14 9:19 PM
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