Thursday, November 08, 2018

Blackwood Cardigan - Multi-Color

Blackwood Cardigan made from several fabrics for a unique look



Now if you are counting this is the fourth garment from these fabrics, one a t-shirt for me and two little girl dresses and now a Blackwood Cardigan (here are my other Blackwood Cardigans)


This all started as an idea in my head and a picture of vintage lettermen sweater. Pinterest idea here


The main idea for the sleeves was just cause they are cute and I didn't have enough navy fabric for the length of sleeves
Blackwood Cardigan made from several fabrics for a unique look

Let's talk fabrics first  

Then I just started sewing and putting it together.  Now I have changed how I do the pockets on the Blackwood, I don't like topstitching pockets.  So I make them wider and put the side of pockets at the side seams and the front band.  The pocket does sit lower but I have long arms!   A plus, no stretched out pockets with topstitching.

Blackwood Cardigan made from several fabrics for a unique look - pockets

To keep the pockets from sagging out, I stitch an inch or two on each side, much better.

Back view - bottom band does have a center back seam
Blackwood Cardigan made from several fabrics for a unique look - back



If you follow my Instagram stories I really debated on the lower band and front band.  Use the brown and rust color or a navy rib knit I had, the votes went with the navy.  I just couldn't do it, I had this picture in my head and I had to use the brown and rust.  Also, the rib knit was just so thin, I didn't think it would work well.

I went with a navy top for photos first and it just didn't work, then my favorite gingham popped into my head, yep that was better.

Blackwood Cardigan made from several fabrics for a unique look

Gingham for the win
Blackwood Cardigan made from several fabrics for a unique look



I just love this Blackwood Cardigan, it is so fun!

6 comments:

  1. What a great sweater, love those colours and how you placed them

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    1. Thanks, Julie, it was so fun to make.

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  2. Lovee the way you do the pockets - I had problems keeping my topstitching from going wonky . This makes much more sense . Love how you put these fabrics together 👍👍

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    1. Thanks, I like the pockets better this way. Thanks on the fabrics, I really like them, especially the rusty one!

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