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Topic: Draped-Shawl Cardigan Tutorial Link  (Read 3300 times)
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JamieS
« on: February 03, 2012 07:59:07 AM »

Hi everyone!  I just finished making this Draped Shawl Cardigan.  I love how it turned out, though getting to the final result did not happen how I planned.



I didn't intend for this post to be a tutorial.  I had planned on sewing up a little cardigan and just showing it off.  Ha ha ha... That didn't quite work out.

I started this cardigan using McCall's pattern 5241.

What a waste of time and fabric this pattern turned out to be. The design of this pattern is awful!  (Next time I will read the reviews before sewing a new pattern for myself.)  The construction consisted of a rectangle of fabric with holes cut near the top and sleeves attached.  It was terrible.  It was more of a wrap, not a cardigan.  No real neck area and the fit where the sleeves attached was so weird and awkward it would not stay on my shoulders.

Do not buy this pattern!  You can make your own using a shirt/cardigan you already own.  I wrote up an easy to follow (I hope) tutorial and have it posted on my blog here: http://scatteredthoughtsofasahm.blogspot.com/2012/02/draped-shawl-cardigan-pattern-review.html
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~Jamie
You can find lots more tutorials, sewing projects and recipes on my blog,  Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom
http://www.scatteredthoughtsofacraftymom.com/
threegirlsandaboy
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2012 09:07:16 AM »

Wow, that looks great and the tutorial looks very straight-forward!  I have the McCall's pattern and haven't tried it yet.  I'm glad to read this before wasting a lot of fabric.   Angry  Thanks for sharing!!
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« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2012 09:38:00 AM »

gorgeous, and thanks for the tip. I had that pattern in my want list lol.
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« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2012 10:20:10 AM »

very classy.
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« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2012 09:36:19 AM »

it really fits and suits you!
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spaz2phreek
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2012 08:16:59 PM »

I love those types of cardigans and yours is fabulous! I have also considered getting that pattern...thank you for your tute, which I will totally use (if I ever get over my fear of knits).
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JamieS
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2012 06:16:36 AM »

@spaz2phreek   Don't be afraid of knits, it's only the hemming that can be difficult and this project doesn't need hemming!
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~Jamie
You can find lots more tutorials, sewing projects and recipes on my blog,  Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom
http://www.scatteredthoughtsofacraftymom.com/
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« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2012 09:36:03 PM »

wow this is so great and suits you so well! thanks for the pattern too im going to have to make one now Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2012 05:27:21 PM »

Great job, I love the colour on you.
Many thanks for the tutorial, just in process of figuring out how to make a waistcoat version for myself.

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« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2012 05:42:42 PM »

Nice! I want one so I must try it.
Thanks!
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