I bought a McCall’s pattern on sale for $ 1.50 and used some inexpensive print fabric to check the fit. A wearable muslin. The sleeves are too long and the shoulders a bit too wide, but with an adjustment the fit will be good. I sewed a size 10. I don’t think I’ll make another. It’s just not really me. Maybe the color? I don’t know. Maybe if I had a really chunky sweater knit ??….. I used McCall’s 6996, view D, and it’s sewn in a mystery Nordic style double knit, synthetic feeling, sort of itchy, from Micheal Levine loft. Fabric cost: about a dollar. Bringing this sweater cost to about three dollars to make. This is a quick and easy project. It’s great for beginners and the look is similar to lots of things in the shops.
This type of cardigan has been in a style for awhile. You can find similar versions from Wal Mart to Ralph Lauren. A wardrobe basic for winter.
Now this Ralph Lauren version I’m crazy about! This and the cashmere one from Sierra Trading post are the same shape as the other two, but you see the difference amazing fabric makes. If I could only find fabric like this! I’m keeping my eye out for an ethnic print wool blanket I can repurpose.
Cute! That girl has gorgeous skin.