I’ve had a wild and woolly past few months of sewing, friends! I’m attempting to scale back pattern testing a bit (which is so difficult when it’s constantly tempting!) so that I can concentrate a little more on sewing garments on my personal wish list. I also jumped in whole hog to the 52 Week Sewing Challenge which is keeping me busy. However, with all that said, of course I wanted to leap right in on Rebecca’s new adorable cardigan! I treasure my short coldish months in southern California, and a snuggly sweater is a perfect way to embrace the chill.
Who doesn’t appreciate a simple sew with lovely results? Every time I went to iron the sweater, I had to chuckle because there are no side seams to press. Ease of construction plus a flattering drape and I’m sold!
I started with the pretty ruffled version in the shorter length. I had first cut the ruffle from a rather loose weave sweater knit and I realized that it wasn’t going to hold up well, so I swapped it for some floral Liverpool that I got in a scrap pack from LA Finch Fabrics. This versions is a lot like wearing a built in scarf and I love how it looks from the back!
My second version is French Terry from Mily Mae Fabrics, and this is the most gloriously silvery sparkly French Terry of all time! Because the fabric is the star here, I opted for the simplest option and just hemmed all the way around. Now I have an awesome little shrug that I can easily toss on over a tee or wear over a little black dress. Options!
My third version is the longer length paired with full length sleeves for best all around coverage and coziness. This pretty burgundy sweater knit was also picked up recently at Mily Mae because I’ve been madly working through my sweater stash and had to stock up! The extra length really highlights the drapiness; so sweet and feminine (and warm). And I’m proud of myself for momentarily escaping my gray/black wardrobe with a pop of color.
I’ve been mulling over that sweater band that I discarded, and I might have to make a fourth Circle Cardie to try out my idea of doubling it over to see how that stands up. But even without it hanging in my closet yet, I have a stylish few weeks ahead!
Scoop up your own copy of the Rebecca Page Circle Cardie and get cozy!
Regular price $8.50 each. Special launch price of $6 each or $9 for the whole bundle! (sale prices expire 11.59pm GMT Monday, February 12, 2018)