Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Simplicity Cardigan, Version 2.0

This post will be short and sweet. I've already done a write up of this pattern here. I had purchased this zebra print knit fabric from I had originally intended to make a wrap dress out of it. However, as sometimes happens when one purchases fabrics online, the drape and weight of the fabric just wasn't what was expected. It is slightly sheer. It also has a terrible case of static cling, sticking to itself in one long log. It's actually quite comical to see.
But instead of letting the fabric go to waste or spending time and energy on returning it, I thought it would be great for another Simplicity 2603 cardigan. I actually really like the print and it worked up nicely for this cardigan. I spent a little over $14 for the fabric. I did a few things differently this go around. I lengthened to sleeve length to hit me at the wrists. I also left all of the hems unfinished.
I'm currently working on my entry for the "Little Black Dress Contest" on Pattern Review. It's almost done and I can't wait to show you. I think it may turn out to be one of the nicest things I've made myself so far in my sewing career and it should stand the test of time- a task every good LBD should do. After that, I will be drafting my basic t-shirt pattern for the Draft-Along I'm participating in.  
Enjoy the holidays and time with your family. I will be working on Thanksgiving- the hospital refuses to close down for the day- LOL.


  1. Very cool fabric, and the perfect use for it!

    My mom is also a nurse, and when I was younger it seemed that there always had to be tradeoffs between holidays (Christmas v. Thanksgiving, NYE v. Christmas) and even winter holidays v. summer vacation! Nurses work some tough hours and schedules, hope that you get to have a little time off this weekend.

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