9/20/09

Backyard Cardigans

My sewing buddy Andrea sent me McCalls 5978 and I am so itching to start it. Thanks Again Andrea!!!

Cardigans are so in this season (matter fact, the cardigan is a timeless classic), with its versatility to belt it with tailored slacks or a skirt, layer it over a sheath dress, or go with a funky print to wear with jeans... the possibilities are endless. That's why cardigans are so easy to work into your wardrobe and I like what they are doing this season, incorporating.... ruffles, leather, buckles, novelty trims...


So far I have 3 fabrics to make a cardigan collection:
- Left is a medium weight knit pink/grey argyle, but would like to do the sleeves in a solid pink or a solid grey knit..
Inspired by Merona Red Argyle
- Middle is a winter white ponte knit, thinking a black trim would work

Inspired by Isaac Mizrahi
- Left is a textured acrylic/nylon/spandex in lilac/brown/grey.
Inspired by Jones New York

This week I will look for trims to incorporate into my cardigans to add a lil twist. Also, I would like to find ribbed knit for the cuff and neckband and definitely think a lil more about doing a split cuff, I really... really like the cardigan with the sateen bows along the cuff...
Off to ponder some more.

11 comments:

Opal said...

I have the same cardigan pattern and I can't wait to make a few of them.. I like your chose of fabric.. especially the argyle pink and grey knit.. where did you get this one....

Faye Lewis said...

You have some great cardigan ideas! I just picked up that McCall's pattern yesterday. It does have a lot of possibilities. I did snoop shopping last night and found cardigans (twin sets) everywhere. Can't wait to see your results.

Tanya said...

LOL backyard cardigans, cute very cute. Love the prospects can't wait to see the FO's I know they will be awesome.

Cas... said...

I like textured cardigans personally. I can't wait to see what you do.

Virtuous said...

I see you are still burning the machine up over here! ;)

Glo said...

I love cardigan, I am a gal who loves to layer her clothes, when you live in Texas it is imperative to have an assortment of cardigans because your constantly going from heat to A/C and you have to be able to slip it on and off with ease. I just got a new machine and I am itching to break it think I will have to check out this pattern. I have to make curtains for my daughters kitchen first but then something for me.

I will be back later to peek at your finished cardigan.......!You do great work.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Ooooohhhh I really like the cardigan with the buckles...gotta remember that one!

Also try Pacific Trimmings or M&J for the bindings...though personally I like Daytona!

I have plans to make several more cardigans this fall/winter too. I have the McCalls pattern and a vintage Stretch and Sew one I would like to try!

syl said...

I'm especially fond of argyle. So classy.

Adrienne said...

I have the sammmeee pattern! I am so in love with cardigans! Can't wait to see it made up!

Two Cables and a Frapp said...

You're better than me; I love all three examples and would be out shopping for more material ! Very nice. I love cardis.

stillpatrice said...

oh shoot, I"M inspired now lol