2/5/11

Simplicity 3634 Take II

Another take on Simplicity 3634 ( Misses or Plus Size Pants, Skirt, Knit Cardigan and Tops). 
 



The first time around I went with the cowl neck, but noted that the fit of the top minus the cowl neck would make a great relaxed tee.


This top is an instant gratification garment and works well in any wardrobe, just 3 simple pieces.   All the seams were serged and for the hems used steam-a-seam and final stitched. The fabric is from MetroTextile during the last PR fabric excursion, a bold abstract print in poly-lycra fabric.  Thinking back and comparing my rtw garments to my sewn garments, I seem to play it safe with rtw garments and sticking to solid colors, but when purchasing fabric I select bold prints.... mmmm wonder why... 


With a skirt and boots.... it makes for a cool smart casual look.

 I am still on a cardigan kick... I believe this is my fourth cardigan this season.  This time I used Wool-Ease in Forest Green Heather and like Lion brand stated, it has the warmth of wool and the easy care of acrylic.




Initially I wore the cardigan as pictured with a solid top, thinking that wearing a printed top with the cardigan would be a bit much.  However, that quickly changed when I wanted to wear the cardigan again and decided to go the way of the wind and paired it with the printed top..



End result, both garments paired with jeans worked well together and perfect for a casual Friday.

I also worked this cardigan up using Premier yarn in burgundy (which I found out recently is produced by Deborah Norville)... whadaya know.... well off to make another S3634 to pair with this cardigan.



Until then everyone have a Great Weekend.

30 comments:

Victoria said...

You make the cutest tops and cardigans! Love the looks and how they fit together. The print on the green/white/black top is cute!

Candice said...

This very cute and comfy looking!

del said...

Love the cardigans. You can't go wrong with a basic pattern and color because they go with just about everything. Great job on everything!

Lori said...

Fantastic tops and your cardigans are beautiful.

Madelyn said...

I love these cardigans. You are so fast Sheila!

alethia said...

Love the print top and the cardigan. You have been busy with your crochet needles. I am working on another crochet project hopefully it will be done by the end of this month. I love the way you needlework fits in perfectly with your wardrobe.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

All of these are soooo cute!

Opal said...

I love the tops and the cardigans to go with them.

Irene said...

My goodness but you're quick at churning out these cardigans! They look amazing. Interesting how you make something to go specifically with one thing, then find that it works well with other things in the closet.

toy said...

very nice, I like this print and the other looks so obviously its a pattern worth having.

A Sewn Wardrobe said...

I can't believe you knit those cardigans. They are simply stunning.

Shari said...

Cute tops and your cardigans are very nice Great job!

NuJoi said...

Wow! The cardigan is sweet. I love the bold print used for the top.

Ophelia.K said...

I love cowl neck! It looks cool but comfy to wear, right? Also I really admire your knit cardigan. The shape is almost like sewn garment! You're really good!

Cas... said...

You're fabulous! I adore your cardigans. Beautiful work!

Keep up the good work!

Aminat said...

Those are beautiful tops and cardigans. Love the print

Faye Lewis said...

Love those tops!

MAD14kt said...

GREAT work, AGAIN Sheila! :)

Carol said...

I'm totally in love with green at the moment and I want your top and cardigan! I really admire your style and taste.

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Love all these outfits :)

Rosie said...

I am loving the tops and cardigans. You are super fast!

Sheila said...

Thanks for the lovely compliments.

I have been crocheting for 20+ years and would like think I have finally built up speed... just maybe I can go toe-to-toe with Lily Chin...lol

Commuting an hour and a half each way to work allows me to get a lot done in that time. However, the burgandy cardigan was done in November and the green one in December.


Matter of fact I just finished a pullover sweater this weekend which was a fast project and hope to post it soon.

Handmade said...

Great tops and cardis - you look swish!!!

Two Cables and a Frapp said...

So nice ! All items are perfect. Here's a question though; with all of the pretty fashions, are you using more than one closet ?

Adrienne said...

Great pieces!

Sheila said...

@ Two Cables & a Frapp: The funny thing is last year I switched from a big closet to the small closet in my sewing room (a/k/a dressing room..lol). With that I must purge at least 2x a year.

Mary Sarah said...

I am loving your new top and cardigans. I like bolder colors so the top is great. I really like the design of the cardigans. Amazing!

KopyKat-Kim said...

Fab as always!

Angela said...

I love that these are basics and can be paired.. mix and match with each other! You have such a great wardrobe!

Sister said...

Great-looking outfits, and I LOVE that knit fabric!