My New Cardigan is Ann's Cardigan

Posted by Susan Liane, The Smuggler's Daughter on 2/21/2014 to Sewing Projects
Ann's Cardigan & Tank from The Sewing Workshop Pattern Collection is a simple pattern that offers interesting choices for cutting its pieces on the cross grain or on grain, and some options for finishing.  I used one of the knits that I had just used to create the pullover top with a combination of three fabrics.  A knit from my stash, the fabric is a gray and black stripe with "bling" in the form of sequins on the black stripes.  

Working with stripes is a great choice for this pattern because of how you can cut the different pieces in different directions.  The most important thing to remember when choosing a fabric for this pattern is that the wrong side will show on the finished garment.  The Smuggler's Daughter has several knits that would work great and I think that a drapey woven would work as well. 

Fun and easy, this project sewed together with no problems.  If I had wanted a neat look, I could have spent a bit more time and really matched the stripes.  But since I am going to wear it with the pullover top made of three different fabrics, I thought a more casual, flowing or even random look was appropriate, so I let the stripes fall where they may.

The pattern calls for miters and proper hems, but again, to keep with the casual look, I decided to serge the sleeves and the bottom hems.  I also pieced together the front panels to create a bit of a random effect.

Can't wait to wear this to Puyallup!
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