Sunday, June 10, 2018

Jalie 3677 Helene Cardigan - SWAP

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Size: V at Shoulder/Bust/Waist to Y at Hip

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Alterations:
  • 1/2” forward shoulder
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Instructions: excellent!  I love the pictures with the written instructions.  I’m such a visual person and they help me out a lot.  This cardigan was fun to sew, it was like putting together a puzzle.  The pieces are very unique.

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Fabric:  2 yards Heather Slate Grey Sweater Knit, 90% Polyester 8% Rayon 2% Lycra blend. Purchased Sept 2017 from Fashion Fabrics Club for $3.94 per yard.  Total for Cardi: $7.88

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Thoughts: 
  • I love the design. 
  • I love how the shaping is in the back. 
  • It sews up super, super fast.
  • I feel like the pockets are too far back to be useful (on the pattern photo she is clearly pulling the cardi forward for her hands to be that far ahead).
  • I feel like the cardi needs a button on the front middle. 
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I’m sure I’ll make this pattern again some time and when I do I will shift the pockets forward a bit and add a button.  It’s a great pattern!

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I was so excited for this cardi to look great that I even mitered the corners, and sewed around them with my coverstitch

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Spring/Summer Plan:

2 comments:

  1. Very nice! I was glad to read your review as I have had this pattern since last year, but haven't used it yet. I also prefer useable pockets and a button up front, so I will take this into consideration as I now had some sweater knit to try it with.
    Barb

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  2. Yours turned out very nice. Mine, not so much. I was kinda peeved about that pocket situation ... at me for not noticing and at Jalie for basically hiding how it really sits. But like you, I still think it's a pretty ingenious pattern and I did enjoy sewing it, so I will give it another go at some point and will also move that pocket forward or something. This was my first Jalie "fail" so I don't want it to stay that way since I do really like Jalie patterns.

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