Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Tessuti Megan Longline Cardigan in Merino



The Fabric Store's end of season sales are a regular haunt of mine so it is perhaps no surprise that this winter is no exception.  What is a little unusual for me is the speed with which I made up my first piece of fabric.  I have wanted a couple of items of clothing in olive green for some time now so I was very excited to fine olive merino nylon amongst the sale fabrics.  I think I had this fabric in my washing machine within 10 minutes of walking in the door!


The pattern I chose is Tessuti Megan Longline cardigan.  I really liked the exagerated length and drape.  Despite the generous proportions of this cardigan, I had plenty of fabric to work with in my two metre purchase.  

Most of the construction was done on the overlocker.  I didn't put a centre back seam in my version which made the construction even quicker.  I finished both my hem and sleeve hem with a twin needle finish and added a single row of top stitching up the centre front band.













The cardigan went together really quickly and the fabric is lovely to work with.  I am really happy with how this turned out.  I am sure it will get lots of use as a layering piece as the weather warms up.  This will not be the last time I use this pattern!

10 comments:

  1. I love how this cardi turned out - so dramatic! How lucky are you to get merino on sale.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you! The Fabric Store is a great source of merino.

      Delete
  2. Absolutely gorgeous. I love Merino knit (not just because we grow it) so soft and so hard wearing.
    You look fab!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you! I love it also because it is warm and light weight. I didn't realise you had a sheep farm!

      Delete
  3. Love the Megan cardi, such a good pattern - I've just finished making three!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Three wow! I say that now but I will probably get there!

      Delete
  4. That's very elegant! and I love the olive colour. Merino really is the best wool for winter, in my biased opinion :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It is quite plentiful in these parts as well.

      Delete
  5. I love olive too - a great neutral. The inside of the fabric looks like it is lined ?? Your long line cardy looks fab

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. No Janine, it isn't lined but the colour on the inside does give that impression.

      Delete