Saturday, January 10, 2015

Saturday AM

It is freezing cold here and I did not have the motivation to put on exercise clothes and go to the Y this AM.  Instead opted to read PR reviews and some blogs; then into my sewing room.

I cut out this pattern while in the sewing room this morning.  I made pattern adjustments last weekend so it was ready to go.  I am making view D which is the gray color one in the right upper corner.


I saw this one button cardigan at Nordstroms; this is just one example of several I saw in a December catalog.  I immediately knew I had a pattern to make this.  I am using fabric from my stash


I have had this fabric forever, perhaps 6 to 7 years; purchased from Fabric.com.  It has 4 way stretch and very light weight.  I remember when it arrived I was not thrilled with it as it was not what I thought it was going to be.  Numerous times I have thought about giving it to Goodwill and then would decide not to.  I think it will work well for this pattern and if not then I will chalk it up as my test garment and then try something else.

I went for easy peasy this time after completing the Vogue dress that took more time and effort and worth it I think.

I have gone 10 days and not clicked buy for any patterns.  I bought some banker boxes and putting those together to better organize my current pattern stash and have been trying to catalog my patterns on Evernote.  It is a daunting project but keeping me on the "wagon" so to speak.  

More later.

12 comments:

  1. That fabric is going to make a gorgeous cardigan.

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    1. Unfortunately, the fabric did not do well for this pattern. I am posting about this soon.

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  2. From the pictures, I think your fabric will make a beautiful jacket from this pattern. Good luck with your pattern organization!

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    1. Unfortunately the fabric did not do well for this pattern. I am going to post about that soon.

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  3. An easy and simplicity pattern is always welcomed after completing a challenging project. I love that fabric and can't wait to see your finished project.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. Unfortunately the fabric did not work well for this pattern.

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  4. How lovely to be able to just whip up something you've seen in RTW from patterns and fabric on hand :) I've been doing the same recently, as have found a great way to clean up the sewing space is to sew! Looks like a lovely warm and stylish cardigan.

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    1. I too love it when you see RTW and no you can make it.

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  5. Great fabric for the cardi.. I am presently on pattern and fabric diet for now. Happy sewing

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    1. Unfortunately it did not turn out to be the right fabric for this pattern. I am doing well on pattern diet but not for fabric though I should put off some fabric purchases.

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  6. It's a really unique print, and I can imagine with the 4 way stretch it draping really nicely on a cardigan. Hope it goes well!

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    1. Unfortunately there is no drape with this fabric even with four way stretch. More post to follow about change of plans.

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