This week I finished up all of my customer alterations in a timely manner, and took some personal time to make this (1 hour cardigan). Ha ha! It takes more than an hour to cut, sew, and topstitch, etc. But it is easily finished in an afternoon.
I read quite a few reviews on this particular cardigan, most of which said that it runs quite large. I took that under consideration when I cut it out. I would normally wear a “large” according to the size chart, but I decided to cut between the small and the medium lines of the tiled pattern. I could have just cut the small. It does run big! You also have to take into account that this pattern allows for 5/8 inch seam, so if you are using a serger, you cut off quite a bit from the seam allowance.
I ordered this kit with pattern and fabric from Craftsy.com. They sell sewing kits, as well as knitting, crochet and other craft kits. I like the fact that they have selected the fabric that works well with the particular pattern. That way, I don’t have to make a decision. 🙂
Don’t get me wrong, I love fabric shopping, but I usually buy fabric for the beauty of the fabric and patterns just because I like them. It’s down the road, that I choose a pattern from my stash and then try to find suitable fabric also from my stash. I think I do this because I live so far away from brick and mortar fabric stores.
Besides all those excuses, the kits are fun and reasonably priced, especially when they are on sale. I’ve found the fabrics to be top quality so far. This cardigan is a beautiful solid plum color (from the pink family) that suits Miss Bossy, I hope. My last name starts with C and C is for Pink! Yeah!
My granddaughter took several nice pictures of me in her backyard in front of the tulip tree. I’m also wearing a blouse I made a few years ago from an upcycled curtain. The fabric is some sort of synthetic, so I only wear it when the weather isn’t too warm. Today was the perfect day. Its been in the mid 70’s lately!
Thanks for looking and happy sewing!
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