When I saw this pattern I really liked it. I loved the cardigan (C) that is lower in the back so you don’t get a breeze up your back when you bend over and the flounce adds a girlie detail.
SKILL LEVEL: It states on the front of the pattern “easy” and I agree (depending on what cardigan you choose). If you do A or B sewing will be quite fast and easy easy, D adds some more sewing for the flounce and C cardigan has the bottom curved edge that is quite tedious to hem but it’s a good thing to learn. There aren’t many pieces so cutting out is easy.
THINGS TO KNOW: This pattern is meant for medium-moderate stretch knits and the design is meant as a close-fitting cardigan.
TIPS: If you’re into the ‘raw edge’ look of having unfinished edges you could leave the bottom hem and sleeves raw and that would save you a LOT of time from hemming. Stretch knits can be awkward to work and sew with, take your time and be patient!
WHAT I DID DIFFERENTLY: The pattern has you put fusible interfacing in the collar and I recommend NOT doing it. After I basted the collar to the cardigan and tried it on it looked really bad and felt too stiff for a knit cardigan. It was a lot of extra time and work to take it out but it was worth it in the end! I made the sleeves 1″ longer because I like them to go past my wrists.
I’m happy with how it turned out! I used a thick knit sheet so it cost me only $3 to make plus $1 for the pattern. Now I have something warm to wear with jeans or a skirt instead of an unflattering jacket!