Happy New Year to you all!
Hope you’re all having a great start to 2020!
At last I’ve finally got round to making myself the Kinder Cardigan from Wendy Wards book of Sewing with Knits. I’ve made quite a few of the other patterns in her book but not cardi untill now!
I was kindly gifted this beautiful grey glitter sweatshirting from Fabrics for All in Leeds they have a fab range of sweatshirting fabrics it was hard to narrow it down to this one for that’s for sure!
I’ve found in Wendys book when it came to making the Peak Tee it was quite roomy at the shoulders for me, so I went a size down rather than the recommended size for my bust but then Graded out to the right size from the bust onwards. Also the usual sleeve length alteration by shortening it by an inch, dam my short arms!
I decided to go for the hip version as I wanted a nice layering cardi for use at work and at home.
After making my alterations on the pattern pieces I got into cutting it all out using my Rotary Cutter and Mat.
Not forgetting my Tailors Chalk to mark too.
Wendy’s instructions are great to follow and this was sewn in no time at all and I just love using a twin needle for hems to give my garments that professional finished look. Maybe one day I’ll treat myself to coverstitch ?
Also the Man Mog aka Raylan came to have nosey what i was up too!
Of course I couldn’t resist in adding a Kylie and The Machine in seam label to the side seam with ‘yes I made it’ I just love these cheeky labels!
So here is my Kinder Cardi that is soo comfy to wear and sooo snuggly so it’s a definite win for the secret PJ club! I’ve worn this loads, it’s great for work as they are just wonderfully deep, I can out my notebook and pen in one pocket and keys, sellotape and scissors in the other? Win win! I Def need to make of these but I kinda want to stick with plain colours rather than printed so then I can pair my cardi with my many printed tops.
Here it is out in the Wild! Yeah it’s cold in Yorkshire so i needed my hat on still plus its great to cover a bad hair day too!!
Unfortunately the fabric I used has sold out but this one shown below would be perfect too which is available from Fabrics for All
**Thank you for Fabrics for All for providing myself with this Fabric in exchange of my Blog Post**