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Newcastle Cardigan size medium

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Sewing With Knits: 5 Wardrobe Essentials taught by Meg McElwee

Stretch your sewing skills by making a soft T-shirt, comfy yoga pants, a fleecy hoodie or a flowing dress with Meg McElwee of Sew Liberated.

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Men
Style Casual, Hipster
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What materials did you use? used wrong side of this knit fabric (brown) as the main fabric. used right side for yoke contrast

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What are you most proud of? wow fits like a glove, another project from 500 kms. away!!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? used Sewing with Knits as a helpful guide to sewing this; pattern from ThreadTheory. Added 2" to length for this 6'3" man. Sleeves no change, but minimal seam allowance to maximize length

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This looks very professional and fashionable. Not easy to get men's clothing right, but you've nailed it :)

07/11/2014 Flag

thank you :)

07/13/2014 Flag

This looks so good and I can't believe that you didn't have him around for fittings. Thanks for info on the pattern, techniques, and encouragement to do a similar project for my tall slim son.

08/12/2014 Flag

fact that it is a knit with some stretch helps of course. But, I just made him a smoking jacket (joke gift) from a ladies 1970s pattern and it too fits very well. Will post photo shortly. I think if you can take basic "bodice sloper" measurements it really makes the process less scary. If you haven't taken the course on Craftsy, there are also some made-to-measure custom shirt sites on the net that show essential measurements for a good fit. This particular card was a fast sew! Enjoy

08/15/2014 Flag

Very nice!

09/25/2014 Flag

thank you.

09/26/2014 Flag

This is amazing! Thank you for sharing! I'd love to make something like this for my boyfriend.

10/28/2014 Flag

Hardest part was the buttonholes because my Bernina is computerized and didn't like the narrow placket (uneven surface=computer hissyfit!) But I persevered and it all came out fine in the end. Good luck and have fun with it.

10/29/2014 Flag

I love it

04/03/2015 Flag