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Let's talk about pattern specifics and start with size. This one runs very true to size my measurements put me right at a large, , except for the hips, I am a medium. I find the fit spot on. The pattern has 2 shoulder options, one for this extended shoulder like I made in this animal print jersey. I thought the extended shoulder would be perfect for summer, just a little cardigan for to fight off the air conditioning chill. Plus the animal print is great to add to an outfit, right?
My only suggestion would be for the collar. If your fabric is printed on, then order enough to do the double over collar. Double over is the term used by the pattern designer and it means to cut 2 of the collar. Then you have a lined collar. This is a better finish for the collar. In this photo below, you can see the cardigan blowing in the wind and the wrong side of the fabric showing.
My fabric is from Fabric Mart, purchased during one of the great jersey knit sales. I have wanted a bit of animal print and this cardigan was just the right pattern. I usually only order 2 yards of a knit but if you make the double over collar options you need 2-1/8 yards. I just wasn't able to squeeze the second collar out of my yardage.
You can check out the chart for the various yardage requirements, note how the longer sleeve options are listed as extra yardage. A long sleeve, double over cardigan needs 3 yards of fabric.
I really like my new Julia Cardigan, it is so stylish and fun to wear. A big plus is it is a very fast sew with cutting and sewing I finished this in 2 hours.
Now I just had to pose in my flowers, they are just so pretty this year. Lots and lots of rain has helped my garden grow.