(apologies for the first set of pictures. I attempted to use a ring light here on a rainy day and the result was not as I hoped).
Pattern: Sinclair Harper
Date Sewn: Started 08/04/20, finished 08/06/20
My measurements at the time: 39 bust, 31 waist, 45.5 hip
Size used: 12 for bust/waist and 16 for hip
Alterations: 1/2” forward shoulder adjustment which is normal for me.
Fabric: 2 yards of Dark Grey Honeycomb Double knit. It is 50% polyester and 50% rayon. I purchased it from fashionfabricsclub in June 2019 for $3.92/yard.
Thoughts: I like it. It feels slightly tight in the arms. I would like a little more room in the arms because I can’t wear any long sleeve shirts under this. I feel the pockets are in an odd spot, not very functional because of where they sit height-wise. It doesn’t close shut over my bust or hips, but I’m not sure it is meant to come that far in anyway. It is a nice cardigan. I like the fabric. I like the length. It was a fast, easy sew. It is just ok. I’m not sure if I would make another.
Pattern: Jalie 3248 Drop Pocket Cardigan
Date Sewn: I traced and cut this last fall and didn’t get to sewing it until this fall 08/16/20
My measurements at the time of tracing and cutting: 39 bust, 32 waist, 47.5 hip
Size used: y for bust/waist and cc for hip
Fabric: 2 yards Black sweatshirt fleece. Single sided sweatshirt knit with plush brushed fleece back. It is super soft. I purchased it in Feb 2018 for $3.94/yard from Stylish fabrics.
Thoughts: I love this drop pocket design, plus there are double front pieces so they act as a full facing. There aren’t many seams visible on this cardigan – just the sides and sleeves. I wear my other two a ton and have gained some weight so they are a bit small on me. I miss wearing them because I seriously reached for them and wore them almost every time I left the house. This one turned out a little big on me but I don’t care. It is soft and wonderful and I will wear it a ton too! I need to remake a gray one now. The gray one I made previously was a thin sweater knit and absolutely perfect in every way. I always want one of these drop pocket cardigans in my wardrobe. I love them!
Also wearing my Jalie 3022 Yoga pants here and a sneak peek at a top I can’t share yet!
Thanks for reading!