Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Shades of Gray Cardigan

This cardigan is made from a wool knit purchased from the Mood NYC store during my trip with Barbara.  The minute I touched the wool I knew it would be used for my tried and true Burda pattern 8869.  



Monday mornings are cold in my office.  I'm sure that's because I sit in front of a big window and the building has no heat all weekend...and don't let it be a three day weekend because then it takes half the morning for my area to warm up.  So I always dress a little warmer on Mondays and this cardigan will fit the bill.



The fabric was bordered in ivory which I cut off and used to make the front bands.  They are a little skinnier than what the pattern calls for but they work in this instance.  




The buttons are from Pacific Trimmings.  Also bought during the trip with Barbara, they were a great find and add a little sparkle to the front of the cardigan.   The hems on the sleeves and the bottom of the cardigan were sewn with a twin needle.

Since it's a tried and true pattern that I've made 30 or 40 times, it was a breeze to sew and is a great addition to my work wardrobe...but most importantly it's warm!

A  few more shots...




Update:
If you like my wool knit, Mood is offering a similar one for 50% off today only online:


It's $7 a yard - a medium weight wool sweater knit from Italy that has a lovely leaf print in metallic silver.  So hurry over and pick up a few yards because at $7 a yard it's a steal!  My wool knit was considerably more than that!  Mmmmm, I might have to get a couple of yards myself!  *LOL* 


...as always more later!

40 comments:

  1. One of these days I'm coming to NYC to raid your closet. LOL. I love your cardigan.

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  2. I love your outfit, the cardi in particular. In So. Calif., a cardi is the perfect winter wear.

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  3. All your clothes are beautiful and they all look nice on you, but I think this cardi is absolutely the best. I love the fabric. The entire outfit is gorgeous!!!

    I never would have thought to use the border for the bands or anything else. Gosh...the other day I cut a pretty border off some knit fabric...I didn't think it could be used for anything, so I tossed it. I won't do that again!

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  4. I love a cardi and this one is just so nice - and in my favourite colour with a gorgeous print too!
    From the pictures you post of the clothes you have made - you have a very spectacular wardrobe!

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  5. wow, wonderful job.....greetings from germany manu

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  6. Very pretty! I like the greys and creams together. It's soft, and feminine and also wintery.

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  7. I love that fabric and the shape of this, so classy!

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  8. Great cardigan. Love those lighter colors on you.

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  9. I love this! I need to find a tnt cardigan pattern. I love to wear cardigans yet I rarely make them.

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  10. lovely! this is such an awesome fabric- great find :)

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  11. You look so pretty in this! Gorgeous - the entire outfit is very attractive.

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  12. What a beautiful fabric. It looks wonderful and will match so many things.

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  13. Grays are such a beautiful neutral. You have a lovely outfit.

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  14. I love your wonderful dresses, but your cardigans inspire me the most. Because of you, I have a cardigan pattern waiting in the wings.

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  15. Great cardigan! I like the way you used the selvedges. And, as always, your pics are great.

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  16. a fabulous cardi! I am so happy I was able to find the burda pattern you used-sort of like the grail search. Lol~

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  17. Yes, that is a beautiful cardigan and those buttons are perfect! I bet you get loads of wear from it.

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  18. It looks very cute buttoned up with that white blouse :) congratulations

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  19. Another stunning piece. I bought the half off fabric. Will it be suitable for the wrap dress? I think it would be lovely for the holidays and warm and will get me to sew with wool. Which in a knit doesn't scare me quite the same as woven wool.

    Also - I didn't comment, but man I love that polka dot dress you gave away! Someone will be very lucky! Have you considered donating your clothes to an agency that helps abused women get back on their feet? Someone would certainly feel confident walking into a job interview wearing some of your clothing.

    g

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  20. uh-oh ... I'm in trouble now - just ordered that fabric you showed us plus a ponte knit solid to go with it. itching to sew now ...

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  21. Oh, this looks amazing! Love that print! My office is freezing all the time, summer and winter. Good thing I'm rarely in it!

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  22. Looks great! You have such a good eye for fabric, the size of the pattern design and repeat works perfectly on this sweater. And being comfortable at work is so important!

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  23. Gorgeous cardigan! I really like the contrasting band you added as well. You have such a lovely wardrobe.

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  24. Awesome cardigan! And you almost got me with the Mood referral but I remained strong, er, broke :)

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  25. What a gorgeous cardigan, Carolyn! And I really really like the blouse you're wearing in these photos. It's smashing ensemble.

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  26. Beautiful, I think I need to get this pattern.

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  27. Carolyn,
    This is especially flattering on you. You always manage to look pretty good, but something about the drape fo thhs fabric makes you look great!

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  28. Such a classic look Carolyn. The binding and buttons really make it.
    Nice styling too:)

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  29. that cardigan is terrific! looks great on you!

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  30. Love that fabric Carolyn! I would never have thought to use the contrast for the bands, which was a great idea as it added a nice touch.

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  31. Wow that's beautiful, what a fabulously chic cardi! Once again you're a model for the rest of us. Great job, Carolyn!

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  32. it's just perfect. do you ever get tired of making perfect?

    (and is that a new 'do?)

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  33. Very classy! Love the new additions to your wardrobe.

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  34. I had to pop out of my reader and pot a comment. Your outfit is stunning! I am seriously jealous right now. I would love to be you today and enjoy wearing that cardigan! Beautiful!!

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  35. Nice Monday morning outfit plus a warm smile is always good.

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  36. I just love your blog! having the same type of figure myself, it is an inspiration to me and this cardigan set that you made is just beautiful.I look forward to your next posts.Greetings from the island of Malta:)

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  37. What a chic cardigan! You did a beautiful job on it. I love the buttons you chose.

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  38. This color looks awesome on you. your outfit looks ver stylish!

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  39. I received my order from MOOD Fabrics yesterday. I ordered the yummy wool you posted a pic of in this post and a light gray knit to compliment for a pair of pants. The fabric is STUNNING!

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  40. I SWOONED over your cardigan. It is absolutely stunning. I was inspired to buy a cardigan pattern which I don't have in my collection. Just so you know....everytime you mention a pattern and it catches my eye, I write it down. When the brand goes on sale I buy it.... I hope to make the cardigan on my sewvacation which is also next week!

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