I could blather on about my long list of unblogged sewn garments, but I'm going to jump straight to my latest makes instead.
Last week I was in Tessuti for the first time in months, and was lucky enough to try on their new pattern, the Megan Longline Cardigan before it was released. I bought fabric on that day, printed off the pattern the night it was released, and sewed it over the weekend.
Here it is!
I made it out of a very dark navy viscose jersey from Tessuti, and made the size extra small. I didn't change anything. The instructions are fantastic, and the cardi comes together beautifully.
I don't have a great deal to add except that I intend to make moooooore! This fills a real gap in my wardrobe and fits the aesthetic I love. I really love the swingy-ness of this cardi!
Obviously I needed a new skirt to go with my Megan! Totally logical, right???!!! I made a plain black Vogue 1247 out of a black stretch remnant from Tessuti I've had for ages. I made the size 12 and lengthened it by 10cm. No other changes. The waistband is a smidge big - something to remedy for next time!
Looks fantastic Rachel! I love a swingy garment, so much fun for swanning around :o) I seriously can't wait to make this.... better get my skates on before it gets beyond cardi weather!ReplyDelete
Ohh it looks comfy and a great wardrobe staple... definitely what I need. I have some merino jersey in purple grape in the stash that needs a pattern like this. Thanks!ReplyDelete
It's good to see it on a small person as I sometimes think these longline things overwhelm smaller people. I have to say it looks very stylish with the white shirt and dark skirt. I have a nice navy with small white dots that would look great like this. Maybe with a red skirt.ReplyDelete
I'm In love with your new cardi! I could imagine busting out my Missoni for this pattern, would love to be entered in the draw.ReplyDelete
Divine Rachel. This is definitely a pattern for the season, it looks fabulous and I love a swingy hem! I'm very tempted to add a mid-blue version to my wardrobe ;)ReplyDelete
That looks beautiful on you, nice choices! I've been eyeing that pattern too. I'm thinking of a wool knit with some texture, in a lighter color, like a gray boucle, or perhaps a pink angora from Mood Fabrics. Summer is coming here in the northern hemisphere, though, so I have some time to think about the options. Would love to win the pattern!!ReplyDelete
I was just looking at that pattern and thought that it's just the thing I want and need (I've been on a lookout for a simple cardigan pattern for ages). I would probably make more than one - start with black, then something creamy-pinkish and a red one! All in solid colours, I would make it in a print only if I made it in a shorter version.ReplyDelete