I made myself a cardigan at last! I made it previously for one of my girls here.
This is very easy to make and I sewed the entire cardigan on my serger. The most time consuming part was attaching the band all the way around. I used clips every couple of inches and they worked well to hold everything together. I find I prefer using clips to pins. My husband and kids no longer complain about getting stuck by a pin in my sewing area carpet. I'm not the most careful seamstress with placing my pins back on the magnet dish.
I imagine my sleeves could be shortened a little, but I'm okay with them being long. I like a sleeve to come down over my hands actually.
I bought this knit at Joann's. I fell in love with it immediately, but didn't buy it right away because it was super light weight and somewhat sheer. Then I got to thinking how it would make the perfect cardigan--something to remember with those beautiful sheer knits that would otherwise not make a modest blouse. When I returned to the store, they only had 1 and 5/8 yards on the bolt! Thankfully, it was enough to make this cardigan in a size T for me.
I also made a plain white t-shirt to wear underneath it using Sewaholic's Renfrew pattern in a size 6. I didn't want anything to compete with the busy print of my knit cardigan. I also like wearing white shirts with jeans. Most times I like just plain and simple.
The t-shirt and cardigan took me about 3 hours total to make. A small investment of time to have something new to wear with a pair of store bought jeans.
Thanks for stopping by ~ Shirley