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Made by a Fabricista: A Classic Fall Cardigan

Happy Saturday Loves!
I am really excited that I found my sewjo back that was lost for almost 3 weeks.  Once in a while, I have so many ideas and don't know where to start.  When I finally decided what I would make for my October blogpost, I had a week to create it.  Even though I wanted to add a fall jacket,  the pattern I had was a lined jacket and definitely would take a bit of time.
Now when I find my sewjo, I sew an hour or two for a few days and tackle an easy project first.  I knew I wanted to add at least 2 more basic ponte knit cardigans to my fall makes and decided last minute to give Simplicity 8377 (cardigan pattern/hacking) a try. This paprika color ponte knit is no longer available but Fabric Mart has a wide variety of colors available here.
 For this pattern, I was a bit disappointed at first that it had a facing instead of a front band but after it was done and the fit was perfect, I fell in love with it.
Fabric Mart always carries the best selection of rayon/nylon/lycra blend ponte knit which is my favorite knit to sew.  The fabric holds its weight and it drapes beautifully.  I love working with ponte knit and sewed a few looks here, here and here.
 For this cardigan, I cut the size small and graded to the medium from the lower bust area.  In addition, I chose to create a high low version with no hacks this time around.






Simplicity 8377 hack pattern is similar to the cardigan for  Simplicity 8059 and both patterns will definitely be on rotation this fall.
 I was so happy with this make and couldn't wait to rock it to work on this past Monday. I received so many compliments of the color and fit.
I can't wait to make another cardigan using a different color ponte knit that I just ordered from Fabric Mart. I am truly excited about the Holidays and can't wait to make a few sparkly pieces.
Thank you so much for reading and be sure to check back in a month to see what other pieces I create.  Don't forget to check out my latest Instagram makes !

One Love,
Marica - Overdriveafter30

Comments

  1. Great color. The drape and ease of this cardigan looks perfect. I may have to give it a go.

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  2. Your look is oodles better than the pattern, which was pretty good as it was! Lovely color, fit, and styling. You make me want to replicate it, and I have never considered a hi-lo hem for myself.

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    1. Go for it. At first I didn't like the high low but when I styled it, I fell in love

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