After seeing this on Lucky Sew and Sew's Blog and loving the cardigans that she has made, I bought the #110 Cool Cardigans Draped Front Cardigan from Pamela's Patterns. I bought the pattern forever ago while visiting family in Pennsylvania and finally got around to making it.
|My 8th grade niece was my photographer of the day|
I made a size medium and used the full bust front (The directions say that the most common fitting directions are built into Pamela's patterns. I think that mostly means that they run big).
I was overall happy with the sweater. I've already worn it a couple of times.
For next time I would:
- raise up the shoulder a bit. I thought it was ok, but the seam is falling off my shoulder more than I would like.
- shorten it a couple inches
- Raise up the under arm a bit to give it a more fitted look.
For a quick-sew, wearable muslin, I declared it a success and I got to use my new coverstitch machine to finish all the edges. I even figured out how to turn a neat corner with the coverstitch.
Now...Does anyone have any hints about how to neatly end with the coverstitch? So far, I have just been holding the fabric in place once I get to the starting point so that I get a few stitches in place, but it doesn't make for the neatest finish. All hints welcome!