I’ve done a bit of my Christmas gift sewing, but some sewing for me inevitably creeps onto my radar from time to time. One such item is this long cardigan sewn from McCall’s 6802:
The fabric is from JoAnn’s this fall and I love the almost-ruffled texture of it. The pattern has you face the collar, but I was afraid that it would be too heavy for the garment. Mine is single-layer, which gave me a few challenge–especially when hemming. In the end, I did a double cover stitch. I went over it on the inside, then on the outside. I like the line of dark stitching.
Surprisingly enough, I am finding that the long loose cardigan doesn’t annoy me when I wear it around the house. I had originally thought I might finish and wear it for Thanksgiving, but it didn’t work out. Happily there was enough pretty fabric left over to make a gift scarf, too. Bonus!
(The recipient doesn’t read the blog, so we don’t have to worry about that.)
The other Q&E4me project was a pair of leggings made from a lightweight sueded knit fabric that didn’t suit the yoga pants that I ordered it for. (You can’t tell much about them, I know, but you will not be seeing a photo of me modeling leggings on the web. Count your blessings)
These are from Ottobre Woman 2/2011, #6. The finished ankle width, as designed, was 10″. My ankle being 8.5″, I narrowed the pattern a bit just there. Oddly, the rest of the pattern was spot on–even a little negative.
They fit perfectly.
I never thought of myself as a leggings girl until I realized that I wear leggings nearly every day in winter.
But I wear them with socks and call them long underwear.
(I’ll spare you my rant on going ’round with bare legs and ankles when it’s cold out. Fashion smashion. I’ll be the one that’s warm!)
The waistline was quick and easy to finish with stretch lace. I’m loving them!