Sewn // Cabernet Cardigan II

 

Cabernet Cardigan

Aaand we’re back with some seasonally appropriate clothing. Specifically, my latest Cabernet Cardigan. I have made the long version before in a sweatshirt knit, and wanted to try the shorter version in a sweater knit. The fabric is a polyester sweater knit from Joann Fabrics.  I made View C in an XS, no alterations. The pattern is drafted for petite sizes and has options for both busty and less busty people. I used the version with darts (for more busty people), but I think the fabric has enough stretch that I didn’t need it. I think I’d also like to add another button at the top since there is more room in the bust than I need. It’s so nice to be able to make a pattern straight out of the package with minimal alterations. Yay for petite patterns!

Cabernet Cardigan

The only change I made after sewing it up was to slim down the sleeves. the stripes originally matched up at the seams but are a bit offset since I changed the width. The stripes do match up at the sides  (see above picture) and at the front, where it really counts! All seams are serged. Buttons are beige buttons from my stash.

Promise I’m not in a bathroom in these pictures- the S.N.O.W has relegated me to my kitchen, which has tile on the walls. Also sparkly black and gold linoleum and wood paneling. Wonderfully retro.

Cabernet Cardigan

Cabernet Cardigan

 

4 Responses to Sewn // Cabernet Cardigan II

  1. This looks great! I love the stripes and the shape of it. I’ve still never made a cardigan wth buttons, always feel a bit scared by the thought of buttonholes on knit fabric. Is it more difficult than on a woven?

    • Thank you! And as far as buttonholes on a knit, it’s pretty easy- just make sure you interface the part of the neckline where you’re going to put the buttonholes. I usually make the buttonholes a little on the smaller side too.

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