You know when you have the perfect vision for a make? Pattern and fabric which are a match made in heaven...and nothing is going to stand in your way!
That was me with this knit fabric from Hawthorne Supply Co. The fabric was actually leftovers from a make I was commissioned to sew for someone else, but I knew it would make a divine Fall In Love Cardigan (pattern by Sew To Grow)
To make it happen I tapped in to all those
I really had to get creative on the sleeves. I didn't have enough fabric for long sleeves, so was happy to go with the 3/4 sleeve option on the pattern. To achieve the 3/4 sleeves I had to add large cuffs to my sleeves, which is something I like to do anyway. I think longer sleeves on knit garments look much nicer with a cuff than just a hem. However, I didn't have enough fabric to cut 2 sleeves the same length so 1 of my sleeves has an extra seam at the elbow. Fortunately the pretty floral design disguises it well and there is even some unintentional pattern matching going on!
The original pattern has a waist tie...I didn't have any fabric left to make one, but am happy with it just as it is!
The Fall In Love Cardigan (by Sew To Grow) is a pattern I have made twice before and absolutely love. It is a fast and easy make and is effortless styling for all seasons.
Moral of the story is: when you really love a fabric, you can make marvelous things happen! This cardi is perfect for layering and for warmer months. Remember, the fabric requirements on a pattern are just a guide!
For reference: I made size xs and added 12cm in length.