So I thought I would talk about the details of each cardigan and how it makes them different. I really made no pattern changes to any of the four patterns, what differentiates them are the fabric and closure choices - you know the details.
First is Fabric Choices ~
My choices were deliberate because I wanted four cardigans that if I wore them all the same week, no one would think I was wearing the same thing. Fabric has a way of becoming the focal point so people stop looking at the style.
I chose a black ponte, a beige ribbed knit, a bold tie-dyed stretch velvet and a hard to look away from border print. BTW, I wrote a post on border prints here if you have any questions on how to use them.
Since the length was going to be exactly the same for all of the cardigans, how the cardigan closed became another important design feature. I put a lot of thought, and in some instances more money than the fabric cost, into the closures. To me they give the cardigans distinction. So even though the pattern recommends self fabric ties, I used other items to close the cardigans.
A glass button from the collection for the border print version ~
...and a link to the Instagram video of me making the loop from a hair elastic.
Button and loop in action
Velvet ribbons and beaded tassels for the tie dyed stretch velvet version ~
Braided leather ties for the beige ribbed one ~
Other details ~
To add some additional distinction to the cardigans, I added pockets from a cut-out faux leather from the collection to the black ponte one...
...and some elastic to the sleeve hems on the beige version
...a little lace on the back...
All of these details are how I handle making a pattern over and over again...the details keep me from being bored with the pattern.
If I get to the place where I'm taking photos again, I will post them to the blog. Next up on the cutting table is my border print Turner Tunic...it's almost done and if I wasn't being so social this week, it would be finished. As soon as it is, I will put it on Lulu and shoot it for the blog.
...as always more later!