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.
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.
I was worried the extra layer would show through but it doesn’t if it’s laying flat.
I really like the swingy-ness of the back. Speaking of swingy-ness…
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.