It all began with my fellow WSBN friend Nina… She has made so many of these I just has to copy since I love a longer length cardi… And, oh my! I have found pattern love! Trust me, this is lurve!! 😉
I bought this pattern printed and just couldn’t wait for it to come through the post. I’d bought the fabric before the pattern – oops! Style Arc patterns have little instructions. They are quite brief with few pictures. Now for those who know me, this is hard, I’m a pictures kinda gal and if you’re pattern instructions don’t have images, well I’m generally not interested… Saying that, this is NOT a difficult pattern to make up!
Now if you’ve not made a Style Arc pattern, you are in for a treat. I’m not the most careful of people when it comes to notches, etc on pattens and these patterns are drafted so well. Everything lined up to perfection, I had no strange overhangs at the end of seams, no out of place notches. I was definitely impressed. I think I made this up in an afternoon! That’s quick for me!
The whole cardigan was put together on my overlocker. I used my machine to attach binding tape to the shoulder seams and back of the neck and I used the double needle to finish the cuffs. I also used the overlocker to edge the front drape. Reason why? The pattern says to “BabyLock edge” Quite convenient that I have a BabyLock really 🙂
First worn: Middle of April sometime. As soon as I’d finished it, it had to be worn! Worn here for photos at Fabric-a-Brac last weekend with a RTW top, Stepalica Zlata skirt (a gift from Sandra) and shoes from Overland.