This lightweight, flowy, cardigan is a great inviting and transitional piece that hails the coming of spring! I’ve been desiring a garment like this for awhile now! I was so ecstatic when I saw a tutorial provided by Nadira on youtube.
The belt loops rest a little low for my liking. I’ve thought about redoing the loops, but because I have a love hate relationship with the seam ripper, it remains a thought and only a thought.
Now, if you’ve viewed my other sewing projects you will realize that I’m fond of using bedspreads as fabric. I used a sheet for this cape and a blanket for this maxi cardigan. For me, as a newbie, the amount of fabric at the price that I can purchase for a sheet makes cents (haha, pun!). I’m still sorta weary of using pricey fabric that I mind end up messing up, because then the end result would be a bummed and discouraged me. However, for this project, I actually used fabric that I purchased from a fabric store.
This lightweight beige ponte fabric was inexpensive. Actually, to be honestly, it’s a little cheaply made. I didn’t realize that until I begin working with it. Initially, the thinness of the material kinda bothered me, but, for some reason, it feels slightly heavier now that the garment is finished.
I would probably create another one, simply because I really do enjoy this style. However, when I create it again, I will use a stiffer fabric, to achieve the crispness that characterizes this style.
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