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Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Dark purple Eggplant jacket

I had enough fabric left from the dark purple eggplant trousers to squeeze out a cardigan jacket.
It is based on Wendy Ward's Kinder Cardigan, only with a narrower front band and a belt.
Mine is based on the mid-lngth cardigan (shown in ivory below).
From Wendy's site:
The Kinder Cardigan is a simple kimono inspired open cardigan without any fastenings. It is easy to wear and easy and quick to sew. It will quickly earn its place in your wardrobe as one of your go-to pieces.
You can make the cardigan in three lengths; short, which just skims the hip bone and looks great with fitted skirts and wide leg trousers; mid-length, which comes to just below hip (and yes, covers your bum); or full length, which is just below knee length and looks great with more fitted styles such as skinny jeans or leggings. There is also a choice of short or long sleeves, both finished with a cuff, and for the two longer versions you can add roomy patch pockets.
NOTE: the patterns are in 10 sizes which cover the following body measurement range: bust 80-121cm (31 1/2 to 47 3/4 ins), waist 64-105cm (25 to 41 1/2 ins), hips 88-129cm (34 1/2 to 51 ins)
This pattern is taken from the book a Beginner's Guide to sewing with Knitted Fabrics however I have sewn it in stretch wovens, non stretch wovens, knits with no stretch etc. This version uses a woven fabric with a small amount of stretch so is cut with the stretch going round the body for comfort.

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