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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Pleated Cardigan




You may have seen this pleated cardigan all over the sewblogisphere. Um, for a while now. Jalie even came out with an updated knit cardigan (last year?) but I still like this one better. The new one could grow on me, I suppose, but this is one pretty classic.




I used a (probable) rayon jersey and with the cozy shawl-like collar and the soft fabric, this might be the most comfortable garment ever.

There are 8 pleats, which are sewn wrong-sides together and pressed to one side. I was surprised my machine didn't mind sewing the pleats on this super thin, stretchy jersey, but the multiple fabric layers surely helped.

The pleats end at the slightly-shaped waist.

I like the length, but think it would work well shortened, as well. Not to mention, it'd be nice to use less than the 2 yards of fabric required by the long length.



 Billowing wind not included.



While I was at it, I whipped up a black version for my mom in another rayon blend jersey. I took a guess and made the same size (sans my shoulder adjustments, so I still had to trace the pattern twice, ha!) but the fit on her seemed really good. Well, you know, it's stretchy jersey, not a tailored shirt.




20 comments:

  1. Wow, your pleats look perfect! I don't have this pattern. I may have to get it now! :) This looks so soft and pretty.

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    1. Thanks, Shirley Ann. I can tell you the pleats are NOT perfect. Luckily the imperfections seems to blend in pretty well in all those pleats.

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  2. I like these because (here are least) they are handy for all seasons except deepest winter. Yours are particularly nice as they have a bit more shaping than others I have seen.

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    1. I do like the extra bit of shaping. This is quite lightweight fabric, which is great for early fall, but I may want a heavier fabric for this winter.

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  3. Very pretty! Love the color and the shaping is very nice.

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  4. I'll have to check this pattern out as I really need some more layering pieces as the weather turns cooler. Love the pleats!

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    1. Definitely a great layering piece! I have some striped jersey I may use for another version...

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  5. I was just thinking I really need to get some cardi's made up because it is getting chilly fast here. I love the pleats on these, yours look perfect! I like the longer length too :)

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    1. Thanks, Kristin! Yeah, it's definitely time for some cardi's!

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  6. Pretty! I need one of these now that it is cooling off a little.

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    1. Thanks, Liza Jane! I think you're right.

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  7. how cute! love the color on you.

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  8. Such a pretty detail! It gives a nice structure. Both are great

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  9. Hmm, I hadn't seen this pattern before. It looks like a nice style of a cardi that can be sewn quickly. That shade of blue looks so good on you.

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    1. Thanks, Audrey. Black's not really my color, but I do love this blue. It's a great pattern - a pretty quick sew after you've done the pleats.

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  10. They are beautiful! Love your sewing style!!!

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    1. Thanks, Amber! How have you been?

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