Created by: rowoman
Project

Newcastle Cardigan size medium

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

You Can Make This

rowoman made Newcastle Cardigan size medium with:

Sewing With Knits: 5 Wardrobe Essentials

Online Class

Sewing With Knits: 5 Wardrobe Essentials

with Meg McElwee

  • used wrong side of this knit fabric (brown) as the main fabric. used right side for yoke contrast

Project Description

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

Q&A with rowoman

hummingbirdchen asked:
This looks very professional and fashionable. Not easy to get men's clothing right, but you've nailed it :)
rowoman answered:
thank you :)
pelletier549 asked:
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.
rowoman answered:
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
Joanna Y asked:
Very nice!
rowoman answered:
thank you.
Steleesi asked:
This is amazing! Thank you for sharing! I'd love to make something like this for my boyfriend.
rowoman answered:
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.

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