Your comments on my Late Lunch Tunic from last week left me speechless. Sharing pictures of myself isn’t the easiest thing, and I have to hold my breath and close my eyes when I hit the publish button, but you were so kind and so encouraging – THANK YOU! And so….I have another women’s pattern to share today – the Julia Women’s Cardigan by Mouse House Creations.
This cardigan is a quick sew, especially using the serger. I love a pattern that doesn’t require any hemming, and this one required none! I made the long-sleeve version, and actually, because I’m short, I had to shorten the sleeves some. The pattern recommends to choose sizing based on your waist and hip measurements, which would have had me sewing an XL. I knew that it would just hang off my shoulders and arms, so I risked it and went with the Medium; I didn’t bother to adjust the pattern pieces to span out at the waist/hips. The cardigan drapes around the waist and so I don’t really need the extra width to fit around my hip area. The medium fits great.
This cardigan is beyond comfy. It drapes so prettily around the neck and whatever this fabric is, it feels incredibly soft and warm. It’s a lightweight sweater knit, but has a really soft texture. I couldn’t remember where I got the fabric, but looked back through the pictures from L.A. Fabric Weekend. Sure enough, I spotted this sweater knit in the haul. I’m 90% sure I purchased the fabric from Michael Levine’s Loft, but it could have been one of the smaller shops.
I will definitely be sewing more of these. There’s also a short sleeve version where you don’t even cut out extra sleeves and set them in. Yes! My friend Alida made a gorgeous sequin version of the Julia Cardigan in short sleeves! You could sew quite the variety of cardigans for all seasons with this pattern.
I purchased the Julia Women’s Cardigan pattern from Go To Patterns, here’s the link that will take you straight to the pattern if you’re interested: