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Saturday, October 28, 2017

Cosy Cardigan and V-neck T-shirt

Hello fellow sewists,
I made a cardigan and t-shirt for my entry in Instagram sewing challenge #cosycardichallenge, both garments are based on Simplicity pattern 8059 size xs for the cardigan and xxs for the t-shirt. I was planning to make the cardigan only but decided to make the t-shirt after I finished because I don't have a matching t-shirt to wear with it.
Luckily that the pattern came in five different models and one of them is a asymmetrical tunic that was easy to modify to a simple v-neck tee.

About the cardigan - the fabric is knit jersey in brown from stash which I don't really like the colour but I have to use it to reduce my growing stash.
And the pattern is Simplicity Misses Separates 8059 knee length cardigan size xs. I reduced the cardi length more than 17 cm and sleeve length 9 cm to adjust to my size. But the rest are fine and happy that the instruction was easy to follow.

The process of making the cardi was enjoyable, especially that I never made one before. I used an overlocker machine more than the sewing machine.
The only tricky part was the band, I used a lot of pins and baste the band before top stitched it. After all the effort and some serious job in steaming with iron, the cardigan is done nicely and I am happy with it.
The front tie finished with two small wooden beads, also from stash.
The pictures below shows front and back views, I really like the tie and right amount of the deep V shape on the front cardi. Also, I decided to follow the original pattern and added the band with elastic gathering in the back.


For the v-neck t-shirt, I used the tunic pattern with asymmetrical hem size xxs but changed the hem to a normal hem and adjust the length to my liking. Also, I lengthen the sleeve length until my wrist and adjusted the fit to the armhole because the sleeve was little tight.
I found out that sewing the v-neck wasn't so difficult after I followed the pattern instruction but mine didn't come out perfect but I'm okay with it. The sleeve and hem finished with twin needle - 2 cm allowances.


As the weather will be cooling down soon, I will sew some more long sleeve t-shirts. I will use stash fabrics and also recycling some garments that we don't like/use it. Also, I will use this pattern as a base and modify it according to the plan, I am excited and will make the plan come true after I finished the garments for #magamsewalong.


Before I say good bye for today's post, I'd love to say thank you to AmandaSodbury Sewing School and Rachel D for hosting #cosycardichallenge in Instagram. Feel free to click over the hashtag for some inspiration and lovely handmade cardigans.. 😍

Happy weekend and happy sewing everyone!

Love,

20 comments:

  1. Gorgeous work as always Hana! I LOVE the color of your cardigan, it is so rich, and looks beautiful on you. I know I said I didn't have time to make a cardigan for the challenge on IG, but I am thinking I will!! Thank you for your inspiration!

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    1. Thank you so much Vanessa. Looking forward to see your cardigan.

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  2. Absolutely beautiful..Love the color.. the style..just all of it..
    Looks so pretty on you.. Happy sewing.

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    1. Thank you for lovely comment Judy. Happy Sewing.

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  3. I adore the colour and styling of this cardigan, it is perfection on you.

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    1. Thank you Sue. I am starting to like this colour.

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  4. Both pieces are wonderful. I love the cardigan. Although you don't like the brown color, I do think it looks great on you. Beautiful job!

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    1. Thank you Tomasa. Glad you like it. I still have leftover cardigan fabric enough to make a t-shirt.

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  5. I love the cardigan. Think I'll have to invest in that pattern. I love the little gather at the back. Good job on the t-shirt neckline too.

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    1. Thank you. I love the little gather too, it makes the cardigan cuter :)

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  6. Both cardigan and tee look lovely on you. The gathered back on the cardigan is a wonderful feature.

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  7. It's a lovely cardigan, and these warm colours like ochre and mustard are in fashion right now, so it is a good time to get it out of your stash! I do like the shape of this cardigan, it is very flattering. The elastic at the back is so pretty. I had passed this pattern, but think I might get it now! And the t-shirt is lovely too - and the neckline is quite okay for a first attempt.

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    1. Thank you Sarah Liz, the pattern is lovely and came in five different garments. I saw some lovely features of this colour in Pinterest and thinking to make a t-shirt from the leftover cardigan fabric.

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  8. Love the little details on this Hana. The elastic on the back and the little toggles on the tie!

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  9. Your cardigan looks so beautiful. The color suits you so well.

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  10. Both pieces work so well together. Love everything about the cardi! Great idea to add the little wooden beads! I like the color on you, particularly offset with the white t-shirt. That is a great-looking basic v-neck top. :)

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