Monday, March 14, 2016

I love this one!

I had my doubts about how the ubiquitous waterfall cardigan would look on my short and plentiful curves, but I may be over them.

What's not to love? Easy and quick to sew, easy to wear, comfortable, and dresses up the basics. Can be worn with anything from jeans to a dress.

I used Simplicity 1920, View B. The only alterations made were to move the shoulder point forward 1" tapering to zero at the neckline. I did leave the tabs off the sleeves, and the elastic out of the back waist. The sleeves are supposed to be 3/4 or 7/8 inch. On me they're bracelet length, and that works just fine.

The fabric is a luscious designer ponte from Marcy Tilton. I think it's out right now, but it was the Vreeland Navy Designer Ponte. I bought the fabric in August of 2014. You've seen it before in Barb pants, and I made a simple A line skirt out of it too. I think this took about 3 yards, and was complete in a few hours.

I'm expecting it to be a workhouse in my wardrobe and it's already in rotation. Without further ado:


Next up will be a navy and gray abstract rayon jersey tee. Hopefully completed soon!

Hope your sewing is progressing! 




6 comments:

  1. Lovely cardigan. I am sure it will be a work horse for you.

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  2. Oh, I love this cardi! (I am here catching up with my fave bloggers after being out of town)

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  3. Thanks, Mary. Hope you had fun when you were away!

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  4. Without getting bored I thoroughly enjoy whole reading. DigitEMB

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