I am really excited that I found my sewjo back that was lost for almost 3 weeks. Once in a while, I have so many ideas and don’t know where to start. When I finally decided what I would make for my October blogpost, I had a week to create it. Even though I wanted to add a fall jacket, the pattern I had was a lined jacket and definitely would take a bit of time.
Now when I find my sewjo, I sew an hour or two for a few days and tackle an easy project first. I knew I wanted to add at least 2 more basic ponte knit cardigans to my fall makes and decided last minute to give Simplicity 8377 (cardigan pattern/hacking) a try. This paprika color ponte knit is no longer available but Fabric Mart has a wide variety of colors available here.
For this pattern, I was a bit disappointed at first that it had a facing instead of a front band but after it was done and the fit was perfect, I fell in love with it.
Fabric Mart always carries the best selection of rayon/nylon/lycra blend ponte knit which is my favorite knit to sew. The fabric holds its weight and it drapes beautifully. I love working with ponte knit and sewed a few looks here, here and here.
For this cardigan, I cut the size small and graded to the medium from the lower bust area. In addition, I chose to create a high low version with no hacks this time around.
I was so happy with this make and couldn’t wait to rock it to work on this past Monday. I received so many compliments of the color and fit.
I can’t wait to make another cardigan using a different color ponte knit that I just ordered from Fabric Mart. I am truly excited about the Holidays and can’t wait to make a few sparkly pieces.
Thank you so much for reading and be sure to check back in a month to see what other pieces I create. Don’t forget to check out my latest Instagram makes !
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