It must be the weather, but when I read Gillian’s post on #SewingDares – Its’ back! I thought why not and it might just be what I need to get my sewing mojo back.
I did wonder what Gillian would come up with for me and I must say I was very happy with the dare that Gillian has given me:
You mentioned needing more layering pieces in your wardrobe, so I dare you to sew a drapey cardigan and/or long-sleeved tee!
The best part of the dare is that there is no time frame but I did want some winter layers/tops so that did make me focus on it a lot quicker.
I do have a drapey cardigan that I sewed back in January and at this stage I don’t need another one, but after seeing all the long cardigans about this year, I thought this would be an excellent alternative.
I purchased this fabric back in 2004 at Martin and Savage Textiles during an ASG Industry Day and it has been quietly maturing in my stash.
What I wanted was:
- Cardigan to be open e.g. no closures
- Length to fingertips
I then figured out that my TNT t-shirt pattern KS 3740 would be perfect with some length added.
- added 18cm in length
- full bicep adjustment on sleeves of 1.5cm (eventually)
I did wonder how I was going to finish the edges as I didn’t want a band as the fabric was too thick for that option.
- Neck edge – Formband colour charcoal
- Front edges – Edge Tape colour charcoal which I cut into 1cm strips.
I am very happy with the result as this cardigan tends to float about as I walk and the bound edge would have been a lot more noticeable.
I think it will be a great layering piece until the weather warms up.
2016 Stash Out: 10.2 m
2016 Stash In: 18 m