The “Librarian-Issued” Cardigan
Fabric: Polyester knit from Jo-Anns ~$3
Pattern: Stretch & Sew 300
Notions: 10 buttons ~$1
Time to complete: ~3 hours (6 episodes of Parks & Rec)
First worn: Just for pics
Wear again? Every Feb 14th and Dec 1st probably.
Total price: ~$4
I was originally going to sit this week out because I don’t actually wear red that often. But I decided to make another S&S cardigan quickly and try out some new techniques. Also, my outfits almost always include a cardigan strictly out of necessity, so why not start making one in every color.
I shortened the body by about 4 inches because I feel like it better fits my short torso, and shows off skirts nicely. I also did a grosgrain ribbon facing to the button and button hole plackets – which I’ve been wanting to try for a while. I also added a pocket! I don’t remember why I thought this pose showed off the pocket to its full potential. But there it is.
I did the whole thing without the aid of a walking foot (I’m afraid to use it after the needle-breaking incident) and it still turned out ok. The fabric isn’t the greatest but I don’t imagine I’ll be wearing it that often. It’s more for when I need an emergency color injection into my outfit. I also made the skirt in these pics last autumn and never took photos of it for my blog, so I’m checking off that task too sort of. It’s not super visible but it’s just a plain pencil skirt.