In the Folds Slouchy Cardigan
When I first decided to join this challenge I wasn’t exactly sure what pattern I would be using.
I had a few fitted cardigan patterns in my stash but for this, I really wanted a kind of oversized cozy cardigan that I could through on when I was cold and needed extra warmth.
It was happenstance that I ended up learning about In the Folds patterns this Australian indie pattern company features many modern casual styles. Not exactly my usual vintage-inspired look.
However, the slouchy cardigan did catch my eye. It was an oversized cardigan that had a cozy look to it and best of all it was a free pattern.
|Date||October 31 , 2017|
|Pattern:||In the Folds – Slouchy Cardigan|
|Notes & Modification:||Shortended about 4 inches|
There really isn’t much to say about this pattern. If I recall right I cut and sewed a straight size E. Normally I’d have to grade between two sizes but since the Slouchy Cardigan has quite a bit of ease I decided not to.
The extra ease is great too since I really wanted a cardigan that I could wear on top of my sweaters if needed.
One minor change I made was I did shorten the cardigan along the shorten and lengthen lines about 4 inches. I had read a review that the pattern was designed for a model of 5′ 7″.
Since I’m only 5’3 I decided that I needed to take off some length. While the new length is still long I’m really happy with where it lands.
The only thing I wish I had done differently was to use a softer fabric. The gray jersey knit I used is rather stiff and not very soft. I think I’ll drown it a couple of times in fabric softener to help with that.
I usually keep a cardigan in my office for those cold winter days, but my 10-year-old store bought one is starting to show it’s age and I really need something else.
The Slouchy Cardigan is exactly what I wanted in the way of a handy office cardigan. Plus the gray color is very professional looking and goes with just about anything.
While I do like my new office cardigan, I really need to make a second one, so that I can have a Slouchy Cardigan for the house too.
Did you take part in the Cozy Cardi Challange? What did you make?