This is one of those projects I was super excited about. It had a great combination of trendy fabric and pattern. I wore this to church one morning and felt quite chic and stylish.
Then I looked at the pictures and my excitement faded. I am feeling pretty neutral about this cardigan. In fact, these pictures were taken over 3 weeks ago and I am just know blogging about this garment. That is so unlike me, I sew, photo and blog quite quickly.
One thing I am very excited about is my matching. The front band, front and sleeves look really good. Yes, I am going to call out that success. It was a bit of work but so worth it to make the front so seamless. This knit has an irregular pattern across the width, so matching takes a look or two.
And finally the back.
This is a good pattern, quick to sew and has some nice shaping at the waist. This shaping keeps the oversized cardigan look from being overwhelming.
What I would do differently if I were sewing it again. I would taper the sleeves, they are wide and I like to push up my sleeves and they stay. Going down a size would be the next thing I would do. Looking at the pictures, I feel there is alot of cardigan all around me. Maybe it is the print, but after looking at the photos, I feel too much fabric.
What am I going to do? Well, honestly I have not worn this again. I do think the next time black thread is on my serger, I will taper the sides a bit just to get rid of some width.
Any other ideas? Maybe it is the styling that is throwing me off.
I do like the pattern and will make it again but will just change some sizing issues. This is a perfect pattern for the busy holiday season, done in a couple of hours.
Note - these pictures were taken before I made the changes with the lens. I really had to do some edits in picmonkey.