Two Helen’s Closet Hazelwood Cardigans

I’m late to Helen’s Closet patterns but that will be no news to regular readers – I’m a late adopter of many new indie patterns. The Hazelwood cardigan struck a cord though, so I dove in this winter. I made View A (the long version) in a size 16 B cup. My first version wasContinue reading “Two Helen’s Closet Hazelwood Cardigans”

Sophie wins: BurdaStyle 03/2018 #117

M of Nonsuch and I have just enjoyed a delightful sewing weekend. One of the daughters benefited more than either of us planned. So. How does that work? Something to do with everything looks good on her perhaps? M made Tessuti’s Alice top in a delighted watermelon linen from Spotlight. It was remodeled into aContinue reading “Sophie wins: BurdaStyle 03/2018 #117”

Poodle coat finished and modelled

I think she likes it… I like it too. It looks great and it feels wonderful. The fit is good too Perhaps a bit big through the shoulders and back (but that means it fits me too… not that this was planned!) You can just see the grey marl ponte under sleeves in the pictureContinue reading “Poodle coat finished and modelled”

Not-a-designer-knock off green cardigan

It worked! I have another cardigan to love to death. And a pattern for the next time I need to make one. What I did I traced off a pattern from my RTW cardigan for the front and back and used the sleeve pattern from a My Image cowl top (M1152). The armscye was veryContinue reading “Not-a-designer-knock off green cardigan”

The ongoing search for a cardigan/wrap

This is the RTW cardigan I need to clone. It came from a low end chain store, it’s basic, it’s boring in colour, and now it’s also pilled and a little stained. It’s also just the right length and shape for me. I tried to replicate it back in 2010, unsuccessfully. I can’t bear toContinue reading “The ongoing search for a cardigan/wrap”

The results of the PR Cardi Sew Along

Quilting Queen started a cardigan sew along in late August on Pattern Review. Just what I needed to get me going on a project I’d been contemplating for a while. I had been wanting to replace a grey RTW cardigan all winter, and now it was almost spring I really needed to get onto this!Continue reading “The results of the PR Cardi Sew Along”