Tuesday, April 01, 2008
This quick, easy 'business casual' sweater was mine after a few hours in the sewing room. From Pamela's Patterns. This small independent line has fantastic patterns for knit wear.
BUT Warning " ...DANGER, Will Robinson... " they run large! In the T-shirt pattern, I had to make one size smaller than I normally wear to get the pattern to fit me.
Another thing I like about Pamela's Patterns is her practical instructions. For example, the neckline is eased into the facing, which creates a nice fitting neckline.
Fabric for this cardigan is from Jomar in East Norriton Township, Pennsylvania. $1 per yard. Non stretch fabric, though, so I used my regular size from Pamela's Patterns. And added 1 inch across the back. It fits perfectly. When I make this again, it will be of a regular 25 to 50% stretch fabric, and I'll use the "Extra Small" size, which, again, is one size smaller than my measurements indicate I should use.
The button is a vintage one, purchased in Quakertown, Pennsylvania, at an 'antiques mall'. It's a hard plastic. I used a self fabric loop for the button fastening.
If you've visited me recently, you know that I started a new job a month ago, and am just swamped with work. So even this getting this small project done is a victory for me!
PS - "Extra Credit" if you can tell me from what 1960's TV Show the "..Danger Will Robinson" quote comes!