Cardigan+Jacket = Cardicket or Jadigan ?

I saw a similar cardigan at Urban Outfitters but the quality of the knit material was terrible so after a visit to Mood I found this very soft wool and silk blend I decided to make it. The contrasting ivory fabric is from my stash, it’s probably a blend of some sort but I can’t remember. It drapes quite well. It was also the perfect occasion to start sewing knit with my new toy :

Juki MO644d I got from Craigslist

It’s my first serger so I definitely need practice and my first seams are hum hum… slightly distorted…

Anyway I LOOOOOOVE the result of this cardigan ! I would wear it day and night if I could (or if I was living alone and had no witness).

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It’s also a useful addition to my closet for something that is relaxed and office appropriate. Proof (thinking face) :

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The shape of the pattern is actually pretty simple. I’m entertaining the idea to draft the pattern in a CAD software and make it available. It would be a great application of the PAD System class I just finished at FIT.


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The only thing I would change would probably be the shape of the collar, the notch is a little wide for my taste… I like this thing so much that I may actually do it again (which is not something that I do often).

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I’m just finishing a sewcation (sewing-vacation) so I have quite a few things to show, although FIT homework kept me busy making half muslins of gathered bodices (which are not really worth showing…), stay tuned !

2 thoughts on “Cardigan+Jacket = Cardicket or Jadigan ?

  1. Cuckoo Chanel February 8, 2013 / 9:33 pm

    Very cute idea–I love this hybrid. ‘Thinking Face’ is priceless too. Great work.

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