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Monday, 30 May 2016

Red Collection: Tweedy cardigan jacket

Here's the next item in the red collection, a tweedy cardigan jacket.
This uses the pattern from Prima Nopvember 2010 with some length added but the flare and collar width reduced slightly.
The fabric is an Ikea Gurli blanket/sofa throw in red mix. This costs £5.50 and measures 120cm by 180cm.
I've used the selvedge and hems of the throw for the hems and front band of the cardigan. Makes for a quick project, though it frays terribly and is very bulky at the hems.
This is 70% acrylic and 30% polyester so great if you are allergic to wool but want a tweedy look.


Jenni said...

Another great item. Hope it holds up to washing if it is a bit loose woven. Fun cardigan jacket so would be a pity to lose it to the laundry monster.

SewRuthie said...

I hacpve over locked every raw edge and it is well sewn together so I am hopeful!