I've seen a raglan sleeve version cardigan with the fabric fronts in an older Burda WOF magazine but it was in the regular sizes...and several times I thought about grading it up but just never got around to it. But when I saw this one last Monday night I knew it was time for me to make one. The best thing about this one is that everything came from the home collection. No ordering, no traveling to the store, just pulled it all out and waited for the weekend.
At first I debated whether or not to make this with an accompanying dress, then I realized that I had plenty to work with it in my wardrobe...so even though it's pictured here with a skirt and a pair of pants there are at least two other dresses in my closet that this will go with this cardigan:
with a black linen skirt (made years ago) and RTW tank
with black linen pants (made last summer)
and a RTW tank
Burda 8869 - out of print - this is my go to cardigan pattern, I've made it alot!
1 yard of polyester fabric from Metro Textiles
1.5 yards of black silk jersey purchased from Fashion Fabrics Club years ago
5 buttons from the collection
A strip of the ltwt fusible interfacing from Farmhouse Fabrics (I'm loving this stuff!)
You know I've made this cardigan so many times that I can make it in my sleep. Usually I construct most of it on my serger, but this time I did sew most of the seams on my sewing machine first and then finished them on the serger (which I'm loving more and more these days since I'm no longer intimidated by it! *LOL*). And since there are two different fabrics, I did not add stay tape at the shoulder line, I think the polyester fabric will stabilize the knit.
I did add stitch witchery to the sleeve hems and used a twin needle to doublestitch and finish them. The hem on the cardigan is doubled and hand hemmed.
Otherwise there is nothing new in the construction techniques. It's just a great new cardigan to add to my collection...and since any type of covering is okay for the JAM (Jacket A Month project on Stitcher's Guild) - this will make my third completed one. I'm only 4 behind! *LOL*
The Rachel dress is up tomorrow...