I finally found “the” cardigan I’ve been looking for. After I had my last baby (over 3 years ago!), my mom bought me a cardigan that changed my wardrobe. It had a flowy front, was made of natural, breathable fibers, and I started throwing it over everything!
When I found the Tanacross, I thought, “Well hey–that looks pretty similar; I’ll have to give it a shot.” And the result is beautiful. I love the fit through the arms, the flowy front, the overall design and construction. It’s a different design than my RTW one; but this is most certainly my new “it” cardigan…”the” cardigan. I mean…does your cardigan make you feel like this???
Cue the “You make me feel….” lyrics [Natural Woman]
I chose a natural stretch cotton-based thicker jersey. Since I wear cardigans so often, I wanted it to be breathable and feel great. Plus, I have allergies to quite a few fabrics–so I decided to stick with what would treat my skin well. I believe it was sold as a French Terry, but the loops aren’t very visible on the back (possibly a baby baby Terry).
The one element I wasn’t sure if I’d love is the pointed sides. I was hoping for more of a straight-across or rounded back. But you know what?…I ended up loving it. The way the sides connect is super easy to sew (not an awkward point–more of an accurate square angle to hem). And although I can alter the pattern in the future if I’d like the back differently, I think I’ll stick with this way; I think it looks classy and polished!
How about the ease you ask? I’d say this would be a great pattern for any sewing level, including beginners. The construction is simple, and there’s just a good amount of hemming, which is kind of relaxing once you begin (why hello iron, fabric clips, and Spotify!).
Thank you, New Horizons Designs for another beautiful and trustworthy pattern!
/ You can see more about the Tanacross Cardigan and grab the pattern HERE /
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