The camera doesn't really like the stripes and sends your eyes a little weird, but here they are modelled in a pair of white jeans, (still needing more dieting to achieve a better look), to give you an idea of the nautical look I am trying to achieve.
The first cardigan I used the same fabric cut on the grain for the front and collar trim and used some little white buttons, the 2nd cardigan I used some white knit I had in my stash to give a contrasting look with some dark black/navy buttons.
Here are the pattern details:-
Misses' jacket, cardigan, dress, skirt and pants: Unlined jacket has shoulder pads, princess seams and two-piece sleeves. Close-fiting cardigan has neck/front bands and stitched hems. Loose fitting dress has collar, collar band, side pockets, sleeves with continuous lap, pleats, button cuffs, and belt. Skirt has self-lined yokes and back zipper/slit. Straight-legged pants have waistband, side pockets and mock fly zipper. A,D and E: semi fitted.
Designed for medium weight woven fabrics and moderate stretch knits.
I used one metre of 60" wide ponte knit purchased for only £2.00. This was enough to make the two cardigans.
I made a couple of minor alterations to the pattern. For the shoulder seams I added some iron-on tape to give some stability and stop the seams stretching out of shape. For the collar band I just folded in half and serged to the neck-edge for the rest of the jacket, I just followed the pattern instructions.
This is a really quick easy pattern to run up and can be done in a couple of hours - quicker if your cover stitch machine is working correctly and you are not spending so much time saying unmentionable things to it. I love my babylock but I seem to struggle with the cover stitch and just cant work out what I am doing wrong - If you have the Evolution then PM me I am getting desperate now.
I highly recommended this pattern, quick easy and a great price for a working wardrobe pattern - I want to try the shirt-dress next.
In the photo on the left, you can see my burnt orange bag and shoes that I purchased recently - I could do with a white or even orange belt too. Still at £1 per cardigan I can afford to splash the cash on some accessories.
Catch you later..................