The Cabernet Cardigan

11 Jan

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!


8 Responses to “The Cabernet Cardigan”

  1. emmaandhermachine January 11, 2017 at 5:50 pm #

    Great choice of fabric, it looks really classy.


    • rosemary January 11, 2017 at 8:20 pm #

      Thanks! Fingers crossed she likes it, as she had to choose off the website.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Naomi January 11, 2017 at 8:35 pm #

    Very cute!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Thimberlina January 11, 2017 at 10:10 pm #

    She’ll love it I’m sure! If not send it to me cos I do, and I’ve made one so I’ll know it’ll fit. Impressive pattern matching too 😍


    • rosemary January 12, 2017 at 11:27 am #

      Thanks! With the print being so large and defined, it made pattern matching much simpler. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Linda of Nice dress! Thanks, I made it!! January 12, 2017 at 2:09 pm #

    Oh pretty fabric! I love it! I have been looking at this pattern for a long time. It is always so nice when sewn up!


    • rosemary January 12, 2017 at 3:27 pm #

      Thanks – its a great pattern, so simple to follow and it comes together really quickly.

      Liked by 1 person

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