Today’s Sew & Tell contributor is Renee from Two Many and she has sewn two of the cutest Cool Cardigans, EVER! Love!
The Cool Cardigan is wonderful basic cardigan pattern for girls and boys – with lots of fun details. Read on to hear all about Renee’s experience!
This pattern printed off and pieced together wonderfully. I love when pdf patterns are organized well so that less paper is required to be printed. I made the cardigan in a 3T, which is what she wears commercially. The fit is spot on with a little room to layer. Both the Fox and the the Houndstooth fabric are from Girl Charlee and are the perfect weight to sew with. I was totally singing that song (What does a fox say?) while sewing this. It’s one of the girls’ favorite songs right now, so of course this fabric was a hit.
The most difficult part of the entire pattern is the button placket for me. My machine is a little finicky when sewing the buttonholes and likes to eat up the knit. I would suggest adding some light interfacing to the waistband corners (similar to what you would use in the placket) if you have experienced similar issues with your machine.
Instead of knit pockets like the other cardigan, I crocheted two hearts and sewed them on as pockets. I also only added one button closure to the placket so more of the dress could peak through.