one of the best (and hardest) things about sewing is being able to make all this stuff that i used to buy. and once i know how to make it, i CAN’T buy it anymore. take cardigans for instance. once Adrianna (of Crafterhours and Hey June Handmade fame) sent me her Greenpoint Cardigan to try out, and i found out how easy it is to make, i’ll likely never buy a cardigan again (except maybe in dire circumstances)!
for my first try at this adorable little pattern, i sewed it up with a couple of old felted wool sweaters and an old scarf. it’s got a bunch of cashmere in it and is soooo soft for Em to wear. i was very inspired by this Mini Boden sweater.
the wool worked, though i added a bit too much interfacing in the maroon band and it didn’t stretch as much as it needed to. i actually made this a couple months ago (again) but just remembered i needed to post it when Em recently chose it to wear layered over one of her crazy outfits she’s pulling together these days.
i made it in a size 4, which is a bit too big for her. but as a ballet coverup, the grandpa cardigan look works great.
she loves buttoning things.
and dancing. always dancing.
oh and you’re gonna wanna come back tomorrow for a SUPER fun project i worked on! it involves me sending a couple outfits to Utah and receiving a couple amazing ones in return!! for now, you can read more here.