Longline Self Drafted Cardigan
After my last large project, I was looking for a palette cleanser so something simple and straight forward that I didn't have to give much thought to. I had been thinking I needed to make myself a long line black cardigan for winter. I do have a merino cardigan but it is lighter and shorter and more suitable for trans seasonal wear than winter wear.
I had a piece of heavy merino jersey in my stash that I picked up at the op shop and thought it would make the perfect long cardigan. I dug out my self drafted cardigan pattern and cut it out. This really wasn't the easiest to work with at night but I persevered.
I interfaced the front bands on both the button and buttonhole band using knit interfacing. I cut my interfacing in half because it didn't need to be super stiff, just interfacing one half of each band up to the start of the v neck essentially to make the buttonholes easier to insert and to stop the band stretching out. I didn't add pockets on this one because I liked the simplicity of the long front without any embellishment.
Once again I ordered my buttons from Aliexpress so this has sat on my manequin for what seems like, and probably is, weeks! I should have ordered them earlier.
This is one of those not so exciting projects but I know this cardigan will get worn until it falls apart which I feel is the measure of sewing success.