Monday, May 4, 2015

Megan Longline Cardigan and a Giveaway! (and V1247)

Hi! It has been a long time between posts. Full time work has been cramping my style!

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!

Now - to finish, Tessuti have kindly offered to giveaway a hardcopy of the the Megan Longline Cardigan to one of my lovely readers - anywhere in the world! To enter, comment below with your contact details and tell me what colour or print you'd make the Megan in. Giveway closes this Sunday, the 10th of May at 5pm. I'll announce the winner on Sunday night. Good luck!


  1. 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!

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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 ;)

  6. 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!!

  7. 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.