Sunday, June 24, 2012

On The Cloud

Summer where I live (northeast coast of U.S.) calls for layers. 


Do you like to have something light and easy to throw on over almost anything? 

I do.  So, yesterday, I pulled out a recent acquisition from Christine Jonson - this white fabric is double layered and quilted together in strategic places.   It looks delicate but has the virtue of being pretty hardy stuff.  You can see details of the fabric which is still for sale by clicking here:  "Milky Way Crush". 

I used Christine's "Travel Trio One" jacket pattern as my base, using two left sides of the front pattern (instead of a right side drape) and I cut about six inches off the center front on both sides at the front.  This created an open, long vertical line.  I used this pattern as my base, as I like the way the back fits me.  I've made the style twice before, so it's very familiar and easy.  

It's a nice, relaxed, but I think elegant summer cardigan.  And it's machine washable, which in a white fabric, is a very, very good thing.

So, after wearing this today, I'm calling it my 'cloud' jacket.  It floats with some weight as I walk, and is perfect for summer, when I am in and out of air conditioning and need something to throw over my arms to keep off the chill.  

Close up of the serged edge. 

6 comments:

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Barbara - this is perfect! I know what you mean about needing a chill chaser and I love your customizations to the pattern!

Jilly Be said...

That is really lovely on you! In the SF Bay Area, we have a similar need for layers, so yes, I have a number of cardies & shawls & such - essentials!

patti said...

Beautiful, Barbara!

Audrey said...

The unique fabric really makes a lovely cardigan. The simple pattern you chose really lets it be the main feature.

Lisette M said...

What an interesting fabric. This cardi is perfect for what you wanted, I'm looking for a similar layer but decided to knit one instead, so I might be a while...

RhondaBuss said...

Looks really lovely. Christine should have you modeling on her website!!