The Cabernet Cardigan

This year I ended up making most of my Christmas presents. Or at least gave people little ‘gift cards’ indicating what I would make for them when they chose their fabric (with my advice of course) and submitted themselves for measuring.

First up was my mother-in-law. I decided to make her  the Cabernet Cardigan from SBCC – version A (long and box). I love this pattern and after showing her some fabric options, she chose this lovely Garden Tale Jeans Blue – a soft and stretchy Organic sweatshirt fabric by Majapuu Oy. As she often wears white trousers, we both thought it would look just lovely.

I hummed and hawed in deciding the size (and had to remember to look online as the measurements included in my pattern are for the finished deal). In the end I decided to err on the side of caution and went with large. I’m pretty pleased with the final result, especially my pattern matching for the front pockets. I finished all the seams with the double over-lock stitch on my machine and used my pinking shears to trim. As a result the insides look pretty nice too.

However I’ve found it a bit nerve racking having let her choose the fabric, as I worry that it won’t meet her expectations. Fingers crossed she’ll be happy with it!

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