Cardigan Round Up with Peek-a-boo Pattern Shop's Cambridge Cardigan8:00 AM
This may be one of the last stops on the tour, but most definitely not the least! When I proposed this tour, I actually had no idea...
This may be one of the last stops on the tour, but most definitely not the least!
I didn't want a flowy cardigan. You see those, make my middle look bigger and my legs look thinner. I already have thin legs, I don't want to look like a stick figure. Being pregnant means my middle IS bigger, so we don't need to make that worse.
I also know that I don't like cropped cardigans. I mostly wear tunic length clothes. I like my sweaters to come at least to my hip, and actually a little below is better. I like when my tunics just peak out from under the sweater. That actually makes my butt look wider. For someone with a small butt, its a good visual trick.
Peekaboo Pattern Shop Cambridge Cardigan, I knew I had found THE ONE. The perfect length. Fitted, but not tight. Nice deep v-neckline. I didn't have to make any style changes.
There is one thing I don't like and its a silly thing. I don't like buttons. I NEVER button my cardigans. So guess what, I just didn't do any buttons. Maybe I'll sew some on later as decoration, but this cardigan is NOT going to be able to be buttoned for a good long time anyway, so why worry about it?
I did my usual adjustments on this pattern: removed 1/2" above the bust. 1" fba (I totally cheated and did a pivot and slide adjustment. That was dumb. It doesn't look as nice as a slash and spread). 1" removed from the waist line. I used my prepregnancy waist size for the waist. Trying to blend to a pregnant belly doesn't work.
As you can see this cardigan looks great with all the things I love to wear. Patterns for Pirates Layer Me Up with crossover bodice and Boundless Skirt. Check. Greenstyle Laurel Dress with Hood. Check. Patterns for Pirates Layer Me Up Banded Tunic with leggings. Double check. And while I don't have photos, it also looks great with my Made By Rae Washi, dolmans and even raglans. It would look great with jeans (if I were to ever bother to buy maternity jeans) and I think it would look super cute with a pencil skirt (adding that to my things to wear. Basically this is my go to, I'm leaving the house and will need a cardigan piece. It matches with everything, looks great with everything I love and is easy/comfy to wear. Definitely a win.
Raspberry Creek Fabrics. They have quite a few types to choose from and I bought a little of each. This one is the Black Heathered French Terry. It has great 2 way stretch. It is warm without being suffocating (which is good, because these photos were done when it was 80 degrees outside... MEEP). But, since I am now in possession of ALL the french terry types, I highly recommend the 4 way stretch too. And lucky for you my readers, 1 person is going to win 2 yards of french terry from Raspberry Creek Fabrics. No matter which one you pick, you'll have enough to sew up your own Peekaboo Pattern Shop Cambridge Cardigan (or really just about any cardigan that's been in the tour).
And speaking of the Cambridge Cardigan, one of my readers will win a copy of the Cambridge too. So 2 winners in this rafflecopter. So definitely get your entries in below!
And of course, if you've missed any of the stops on the tour, please, go look and see what every else has made!