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Made by a Fabricista: The Madison Cardigan by Style Sew Me Patterns

 Happy Saturday All,

Even though the weather in Florida is still in the 80s, I am gearing up for cooler days in November and December.  I have a love affair with cardigans as my work building is extremely cold and a lightweight cardigan is perfect for the cooler days or nights here in sunny South Florida.

Two years ago when I did a review of 3 cardigan patterns here, I fell in love with the Madison Cardigan by Style Sew Me Patterns which is now available at Fabric Mart.  This easy to sew waterfall drape is stylish and can be dressed up or down.

If you have been following my sewing journey, you know my favorite knit fabric is Ponte knit.  I absolutely love the feel, drape, recovery, and sturdiness of the fabric. Around this time of year, Fabric Mart typically carries a wide selection of colors perfect for Fall and Spring. When I came across this orange color, I knew I had to grab a few yards for a cardigan. Unfortunately, this is color is almost sold out but Fabric Mart has a variety of colors here.

For this month's make, I selected 2 Ponte fabric with the intention to color block but because the red hue was almost as vibrant as the orange, I decided not to color block but use the orange Ponte knit for the cardigan. 

 I do have plans to make the Style Sew Me top from the Lisa loungewear set with the red fabric which is currently on my cutting table. 


 Did you know that you can sew 90% of your knit garment with a serger?  Well, for the past 2 years, my cardigans are made using the serger except for the hem and where the seams meet.  I am excited to announce that I am a NEW brand ambassador for Husqvarna Viking and I couldn't wait to create my first Fabric Mart make using my new Amber Air S 400 air threading serger.  

I will be unboxing my new Designer Sapphire 85 sewing and embroidery machine this weekend and can't want to jazz up my makes. I am excited about this new journey especially learning more about embroidery and features of the Designer Sapphire 85.

Thank you for following my sewing journey!  This month is extremely special as I celebrate 3 years of blogging with Fabric Mart and 5 years of sharing my sewing journey through my personal blog.  I am ready to step up and step out of my comfort zone and plan to continue to share this journey with you.  Don't forget to stop by my Instagram page to see what I will be working on over the next few weeks.  Now that I have adjusted back to in-person teaching, I am hoping to get a few fall pieces made before Thanksgiving.

One Love,

Marica - https://www.maricamitchell.com  

 

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