Cascading Cardigan

IMG_0039This 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.

IMG_0040I 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.

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I ordered this kit with pattern and fabric from 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.

IMG_0043Besides 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!

IMG_0046My 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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About SeamQueen

Seamstress, Sewist, Artist, Fashionista, Quilter, Upcycler, Textile Obsessed!
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5 Responses to Cascading Cardigan

  1. Thimberlina says:

    Your Cardi looks lovely! And your photo shoot……..the blossom is the same colour! Pinky colours definately suit you 😀

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  2. Gail Young says:

    Love your cardigan, it looks great on you!!! I was actually looking at that kit on Craftsty 😊. Fantastic job with your blouse also!!! I am looking for it in the archives, thanks so much for time you put into your blog, I enjoy it so!!!

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    • zibergirl says:

      I couldn’t find the white blouse in my archives. It was originally posted on the sew weekly back in 2012. But I’ll look through my patterns and get back to you on that. Thank you for all the nice compliments.


  3. ginnie31 says:

    Cardigan looks great x


  4. sewdooley says:

    Love the color, one if my favorites and well coordinated with the flowering tree. the top is really cute too, what pattern is it?


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