I got to sew for myself again!
I have been meaning to start sewing for myself more often for ages, but I love making things for my daughter so much AND she actually needs a whole new wardrobe for spring/summer... It's like I needed a good enough excise to put aside cute little patterns and do some selfish sewing...
... and then...
I have been admiring the Julia Cardigan by Mouse House Creations for a long time, so While she was sleeping I finally made one for myself.
I used 100% wool jersey I bought from House of Cloth recently. This stuff if divine! Perfect for my fourth selfish sewing project - the Julia cardigan.
The Julia cardigan pattern offers a few options - full length, 3/4 or extended cap sleeves and different ways to make and finish a collar. Hayley provides a lot of information about sewing with knits, so even someone with limited experience in sewing with stretchy fabrics like myself can make a great garment. OK, maybe calling my new cardigan 'great' goes a little too far, but I still love it.
I knew I wanted to make a no hem/doubled over collar, but I only had 1 1/2 metres of this gorgeous fabric - not quite enough... To keep a long story short I am glad I spent many hours playing Tetris growing up. I managed to cut all the pattern pieces out and sew a new cardigan!
Would you like to make a new cardigan for yourself? You can get the Julia cardigan pattern as well as four more wonderful patterns until the 31st of October 2014.
Patterns included in this Perfect Pattern Parcel are:
Bronte Top by Jennifer Lauren
Hudson Pant by True Bias
Julia Cardigan by Mouse House Creations
Syrah Skirt by Lauren Dahl/Selvage Designs
Zsálya Top and Dress by Kate and Rose
If you choose to pay USD 32 or more, you will also be sent a bonus pattern, the Odette Dress by Bluegingerdoll.
If you have not heard of the Perfect Pattern Parcel, this is how it works:
Here at Perfect Pattern Parcel we believe in supporting independent pattern designers. It's our opinion that indie patterns are just, well, better than big box patterns, and we're pretty sure our customers think so too. So, we allow customers to allocate part of their Parcel price to the charity Donorschoose.org in order to help classrooms in need. Pattern Parcel donates all profits after expences from Parcel sales to the charity as well.