Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Sewing for others ~ Jalie and Swoon
This year I wanted to make something special for my Mom for her Birthday.
She liked my Jalie scarf neck top so I made her one for herself. I also made her a Swoon Cardigan.
I won’t divulge my mom’s measurements on her but I will say that she is short-waisted. This alteration was different for me because I’m rather long waisted.
You probably recognize the fabric from my Burda shirt the other day. When I pulled it out my daughter said “That looks like something grandma would like.” Luckily I had enough to make both her shirt and mine. I did sew hers first just to be safe.
I’ve made this pattern for myself 3 times now. I love it. Sewing it up is a breeze.
I picked this cardigan because I loved the princess seaming. I’ve never sewn it before. I didn’t like the front with the asymmetrical peaks – so I made it straight across in front.
I didn’t like this pattern, the instructions, any of it Piecing the pattern together was weird how there one long part of the main body that is cut off and on a different part – I don’t know. I didn’t like it and thought it was weird. The sewing part was ok but I didn’t enjoy it. The collar part is single fabric, I wish it was double to hide the seam. The two seams joining at the bottom are not a good feature. The corners at the front have to be mitered to look right. Ugh. not my favorite. It looks nice, and I like how it turned out. But I’ll not be sewing this again.
Fabric: initially I had this pegged to be my Jalie drop pocket cardigan for my swap. However, it looked so nice with this fabric and it is colors my mom would like. 2 yards Teal Blue Jersey Knit, 95% Rayon 5% Lycra. It is soft and drapes well. I purchased it in August 2016 from fashion fabrics club.
I sure hope my Mom enjoyed receiving these as her present.