Monday, November 30, 2020

Floral Cardigan

This Madison Cardigan pattern by @stylesewme has been on my to do list for much too long! 

I purchased the pattern when it was 1st published, but just could not find the perfect fabric. Then...Minerva sent me this glorious Ponte Roma knit with this beautiful print and I knew it was going to be this pattern! 

I found the fabric and pattern easy to work with. I cut a size XL and did not need to make any atlerations! 

The instructions stressed stay-stitching the back neckline, but I used the technique that I use on most knits. I applied fusible knit tape on the back neckline as well as the shoulders. I then sergeged the neckline.

A narrow hem was also used in the instructions, but because the wrong side of the fabric is black, I decided that I didn't want to see the print on the wrong side. So I opted for purchased bias binding. And I'm very happy with the outcome! 

I tried it on twice...before and after I added the binding. I have to tell you that I was in love with the fit, but even more so with the drape of this garment!
I loved it so much that I did not want to take it off after either try on! It is even more lovely that I thought it would be...both the fabric and the pattern design! 

It was quite a windy day when I took the photos, but I think they work! 

Would I make it again? Definitely! 

1 comment:

  1. I'm loving this!!! I guess I'm going to dust my pattern off and join the Madison club!!! I hear it loud and clear!!!


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