Sunday, March 17, 2013

Another UFO Finished: TSW Ann's Cardigan

I'm not exactly sure how long I've had this one cut out; probably shortly after the first one I made last year. This version has a few variations from the pattern due to the nature of the fabric--a lacy mystery knit in white, green, lavender and navy that I acquired from Walmart some years ago.

I didn't have very much of it and the pattern is pretty busy, so the first thing I did was to eliminate the waist seam by overlapping the upper torso pieces and lower torso pieces at the seamline. Voila, that eliminated some matching. There is no shaping in the waist seam, so doing this didn't affect the fit of the garment at all.

Next, I realized I didn't have much in the way of fabric for the band, so I narrowed it and cut it lengthwise, and instead of folding at center back, I added a seam. And as a result of narrowing the band, I added 1" of  "fit insurance" in the side seams. If you take away from one place, you need to add it somewhere else, right?

I lucked out and found some matching T's at Kohl's this week so I'm good to go.

I already have the next project cut and ready to be sewn-the Vogue 8795 jacket by Marcy Tilton.

I'm using a sweater knit from Gorgeous Fabrics (yes! there's a glint of metallic),

and one of the separating zippers I bought recently at Santa Fe Fabrics.


I've been playing with the blog's layout again. I think I like this one better than the last, although I have lost the "reply" feature on the comments. Stay tuned for more changes as I tweak. Hopefully Google will leave Blogger alone, because I don't want to migrate the blog and its contents. As to Reader, I am annoyed with Google but I guess I'll figure something out. Stupid Google--so much for "not being evil."


Gorgeous Things said...

Ooooo, I love that cardigan, and not just because we share a name. :) I made that Marcy Tilton pattern, and it's a real winner. I can't wait to see your version!

sharon said...

Aren't you sorry that Walmart doesn't carry fabric anymore. At least mime don't - there are three around me. They had a lot of stuff you wouldn't line the bird's cage with, but they did have some interesting things occasionally.

RhondaBuss said...

What a great jacket. So happy that it got finished and released from wherever it was hidden away. The fabric is awesome!

Patricia said...

Nancy the cardingan is beautiful. You are a whizz at pattern alterations. I have so much to learn. I have never had a Marcy Tilson pattern - must remedy that. Oh, and that new fabric is gorgeous too.

gwensews said...

That's so pretty, and the cardi has a very nice drape

shams said...

Very nice Ann's Cardi! I want to make that Marcy jacket, too.