Pattern Review: New Look 6735
So everyone is telling me that Summer has come to an end. Although I am holding onto Summer and refusing to wear a jacket to work, I did rustle up this (
boring) cardigan to see me through more transitional temperatures.
I used New Look 6735. From the envelope there is no way that I would have ever purchased this pattern. It is so not me. Or so I thought until I saw the lovely Andrea from Four Square Walls sporting a comfy houndstooth version. And as fate would have it I happened to snap up the pattern for £2 last Summer.
The fabric is a ponte knit from Simply Fabrics purchased for £3 per metre. I wasn't sure how much I would like the final product or how much it would suit me, so in terms of fabric choice I was going along the wearable muslin route. Despite the super cheap price this ponte knit is soft and lovely to wear. I picked up the buttons from John Lewis.
The cardigan is really quick and easy. I cut this bad boy out on Sunday morning, went to the pub for a couple of hours, arrived home around tea time and it was finished later that evening. It only includes 4 pieces and as it is loose-fitting the fit is simple. That said I feel that the pattern is well drafted. I like the shape of the neckline, the shoulders and the width of the collar. I cut a 14 all over and the only alteration was that I added 1" to the sleeves.
I am sure that I will make this cardigan again. I am planning another black one that is more fitted and shorter, so I can pair it with a mini skirt. I also have some fun ponte knits that I picked up last weekend in Paris which would be perfect as a statement cardi.
All in all this was a satisfying project and it was great to have some instant gratification, although I admit that it is perhaps not the most exciting thing that I have sewn.
You can see my Pattern Review here.
At present I have a large stash of autumnal fabric that cries out to be paired with tights and boots. So despite the cooler temperatures lurking in the near future, I am looking forward to sewing warmer garments. And on the plus side, stash-busting with ponte knits means that you can actually see a dent in the fabric stash!
How are your Autumn sewing plans coming along?