This was an impulse fabric purchase (not unlike many of mine) but this was a little different. I was walking out of my local mill end fabric store and spotted this on the top of a pile. I had not seen it the day before (yes, I am on a first name basis with the staff). It measured just shy of 2 yards and I knew I could squeeze some kind of outer garment piece from it. Because of the subtle stripe in it, I thought of Vogue 8819, which I had not sewn up yet.The black and white striped sweater in the Vogue pattern book really shows off the interesting use of stripes creating chevrons to give this cardigan more punch.The subtle striping in this sweater knit didn’t require alot of time consuming stripe-matching, which made this sew up quickly. I also like how the neck piece conforms to the neck slightly.I made the Meduim 12/14 size and the only complaint I have is that the sleeves were a little too tight. I have a turquoise long sleeve knit tee cut out and ready to make, but I will have to make it a 3/4 sleeve or short sleeves to be able to slide on underneath this sweater. Other than that, I love the design and the length.There are no closures on this jacket, but a hook and eye could be added to the facing if desired.
I will now take a break from my black ensembles and feature some color in the next posts. I could not put you through another black pant offering. For someone who should be wearing browns and navy as my basic neutrals, I have been such a rebel with all of these black projects lately. Stay tuned for more color. Did you find this helpful? Feel free to comment and/or share.