SBCC Limoncello Cardigan

SBCC Limoncello Cardigan Front

Winter Has Left the Building

Seriously I think we had 2 weeks of winter here in Southern California.  Not that I’m complaining.  Depending on the day it’s feels like Spring or Summer has arrived.  I’ve been looking for thin cardigan to throw on on “chilly” nights.  The SBCC Limoncello cardigan was just what I was looking for.  It was available in PDF so I could make it quickly before the winter decides to come back.  I finished everything but the hemming in one night.  Hemming and pressing the next night and I was dancing around it.  The fabric was gifted to me by my friend Raye Ann.  I think she said she got it at Rimmon Fabrics in LA.  I felt bad about taking so much fabric from her but I’m glad I did.  I had to recut the front numerous times due to repeated user error.  There was no wine involved so I’m not sure what my issue was.

Small Changes

I made 1 size smaller due to the more stretchiness of my fabric.  I lengthen the sleeves to about elbow length/half sleeve.  I prefer 3/4 sleeve but it just didn’t look right with the length of the cardigan.  Lastly I eliminated the back neck bias trim and made a facing.  I thought the trim added too much bulk for my very thin fabric.  It wouldn’t finish the garment as cleanly.  To make the back facing I traced the back piece and cut across almost like making a yoke.  When I sewed it I sandwiched the front pieces in between.  Sorry I don’t have any pics of the steps but it’s very common method of attaching a facing.

SBCC Limoncello Cardigan Facing

I was worried the extra layer would show through but it doesn’t if it’s laying flat.

SBCC Limoncello Cardiga BackI really like the swingy-ness of the back.  Speaking of swingy-ness…

SBCC Limoncello Cardigan Swing This is my best shot and an action shot.  Getting the timer, swinging action and my face to coordinate was a challenge.

Happy Lunar New Year

For anyone celebrating the Lunar New Year, I wish you a year of sewing success.  Chúc mừng năm mới.  That’s happy new year in Vietnamese.


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18 Responses to SBCC Limoncello Cardigan

  1. aleah says:

    Nice! I am currently deep in winter sewing, still, because I’m so far behind I missed our scant two weeks of winter… I love a good light cardigan, but sometimes I feel like we live in the only part of the country that can wear them basically year round. No complaints here either!
    Happy Lunar New Year to you too!

  2. Mads says:

    I love the twirly photo–your face and cardi both look fab! Love the color of the fabric you used, too, especially with your dress!

  3. Elana says:

    I love the color! And I think the sleeves are a pretty good length. It looks like a piece you can make work for almost any season!

  4. Your cardigan looks great! I like the color too.

  5. June says:

    I seriously have no idea how I managed to leave my intended comment (wishing you a happy new year!) on the Papercut Watson entry. I’m going to get some coffee…

  6. Annette says:

    And “Chúc mừng năm mới”. to you and yours also! Happy New Year, Lunar that is. Year of the Sheep.
    And I love your cardigan. I think it looks and came out beautiful! Annette

  7. Accordion3 says:

    What a lovely cardigan – you’ve done a superb job Nhi.

    Careful what you wish for. I thought our summer was a fizzer and was looking at cooler weather clothing. Instead we are having a run of hot days and nights. The town where I grew up is currently being battered by a Category 5 cyclone.

  8. Aura Oriano says:

    Wow, that SBCC cardigan wasn’t even on my radar. I’ve been meaning to buy a SBCC pattern since the Tonic Tee was free. Thanks for the tips on the back neck facing! I love the purple you used. Happy Lunar New Year!

  9. Jane says:

    Just a beautiful result! Thanks for sharing with us!

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