Can I just say that I am in love. I have finally found my TNT (tried and true pattern)!!!
I have been sewing off and on since 2012 and I have yet to make a pattern twice. Well I have made 3 of these!! Count it, 3 of them!
I had actually never heard of them, but came across a you tube video called ‘Nap Time Sewing: Make a Blackwood Caridigan with me’ by Suzanna Forythe. I thought oh wow, she can do that in a nap time!! Also I love cardigans. Sign me up!!
I watch her video and found out how easy it was.
I downloaded the PDF file and taped it together during my lunch break, cut it out and sized it.
I made all with view B, the shorter version and without the pockets. I love pockets, but usually don’t use them too much and I don’t want to draw too much attention down around my hip line.
I did extended version B down by 1″. I also did a medium by neck and shoulders and graded to a xtra large by hips. I have the lovely pear shaped figure.
Here I was working with this lovely sweater knit fabric from Fabric Mart. I was putting the sleeves in the flat method and putting the shoulders together.
I know most people use elastic for stay tape. But I found this wonderful tape by SewkeysE. It is fusible and works wonderful!!
I was able to put each of these together during my son’s two hour nap.
Here is the first one that I done. It is a nice Gray Ponte knit from Fabric Mart. The Ponte was great to work with.
Here the sweater is on me. It is so comfortable!
Here is the second one I made from the sweater knit. I have already worn this one to work. I love it!!
The next one I made (below) is from this black Scuba Knit that is from Fabric Mart. I have worn this one as well!!
I have stopped making these for now, but who knows I might have to make a few more.
Sorry about the photos with me in them. I am not used to taking photos of myself.
I am on a journey to become more comfortable with me. I usually never let anyone take my photo.
But with sewing, I am so proud of myself and wanting to share what I made and what goes into making it with tips that I am learning to share myself.
I love reading other blogs. They give me such inspiration and idea’s!!!