Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Abby Cardi - Item 6 Completed
I just completed the Tie Waist Sweater as part of the Wardrobe Basics SewAlong yesterday. Here is my review:
Pattern Description: Great jersey cardi to have for all occasions, wear it over your cami or dress, knot it at the front or leave it casually hanging down casually. Optional 2 sleeve lengths. (From StyleArc Website) I made the short sleeve version.
Pattern Sizing: Sizes 6-30 (individual sizes purchased seperately). I made a size 10.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, I think so.
Were the instructions easy to follow? This is a quick cardi to put together. However, I did struggle with how to attach the back neck to the outer back collar but I got there eventually with a lovely friend's help . Once again, the Style Arc instructions are like an order of construction and are fairly brief. After constructing the collar, this is an easy pattern. I rolled hem the bottom hem and coverstitched the sleeve hems.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like how this pattern can be used as a lightweight cardi which is great for the climate I live in. It would make a nice long sleeve cardi too. The length I think is perfect for me but if you were taller, I think you might like to add some length.
Fabric Used: Rayon Lurex Jersey Knit from Fabric.com
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I handstitched the facing neck seam instead of using the machine. I didn't trust it to look good with machine stitching.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I might sew it again. Time will tell!
Conclusion: The cardigan drapes well and is comfortable to wear. I'm also pleased with the sizing.