Hi! Back in October there was a Cozy Cardigan Challenge happening on Instagram. I had been wanting to make a new Seamly Wrapped Cardigan and a new Blackwood Cardigan so I bumped them up to the top of the queue. I love these sewing challenges for motivating me to make things that keep getting pushed down on the list! Of course I was too busy wearing these to get photos for the challenge but at least I got them made!
My Seamly Wrapped Cardigan made in a rayon/spandex jersey that I got from Indiesew. I have been really impressed with the rayon/jersey knits that Allie carries in the Indiesew fabric shop. They are a nice weight and they wash and wear really well over time. I snagged this one at some point when there was a 40% off sale, which made it a really good deal!
I was a tester for this Seamly Co pattern and I’ve worn my tester version so many times. I wasn’t sure how to do a forward shoulder adjustment the first time I made this cardi, since the neck/shoulder line is sort of a stair step. After constructing it once, though, I figured out which sections to lengthen to move the shoulder seam forward. I am so spatially challenged and I had to double check my work about 10 times before I cut into my fabric but everything turned just fine!
The first time I made the wrapped cardigan I ended up chopping off 6″ from the bottom hem. This time I shortened the pattern piece on the lengthen/shorten line. I’m not sure it made much difference to do it that way, but I thought I would give it a try. I like the shorter length for wearing with jeans and a t-shirt underneath. I’m really happy with this cardigan and it’s gotten a bunch of wear since I made it!
I had been wanting to try the shorter version of the Blackwood Cardigan from Helen’s Closet since I made my long version. I wear that one a lot with skirts and dresses. I thought the shorter version would be perfect to wear with jeans.
I made this cardigan from a really soft and drapey rayon french terry from Imagine Gnats. I love this fabric! It’s lightweight and it’s the perfect shade of heather gray. I am always reaching for this cardigan to throw on over a t-shirt when it’s cool (or full on cold like it is now!) I really love the fit of this cardigan. The neckband comes up just slightly to hug the neck, which is such a nice detail. I shortened the sleeves a little bit but they are still nice and long and cozy.
Can I just stop and say how great the customer service is from Imagine Gnats? I totally messed up my order when I ordered this fabric and Rachael was so kind and helpful to fix my mistake. I think of that each time I wear this cardigan! Then I think of doing more fabric shopping there, haha! (This is not sponsored, I’m just a happy customer!)
Thanks for reading!