If you’re a long time reader of my blog, you may have noticed my love of cardigans.
There was the pink one, and the blue one. I also made two green ones pre-blog.
Plans were made for two more… And I made one of them!
The other should be made up shortly… but will I blog it anytime soon? Not likely!
So here’s my beige sweater, or Oatmeal.
You may remember this picture, which I got from Pinterest. Isn’t Pinterest cool? Full of fun ideas and things that I have no interest in making, but just look so darn pretty!
I loved the idea of this, and I don’t mind the execution, but once I look in the mirror I start pulling and fiddling to make it look “right.”
If I move, or breathe maybe, the back seam rides up, likely because I’m a sloucher, and pulling my shoulders forward drags the fabric up.
You may notice from the pics that I wore this with my black dress (which is definitely the most comfortable thing I’ve made, and once I fix the straps I think it may be a weekly wear option.). I also made it at about the same time, but I haven’t gotten around to posting about it.
That seems to be a theme for me.
I got the fabric from a Fabric.com haul last year, or early this year. I’m not quite sure anymore. But its a viscose tissue knit with some rayon, I think. Maybe some lycra, maybe not. Very breathable feeling and soft.
I tried to follow the “pattern” but I made changes. Like attaching the entire “skirt” to the “bodice” and shortening the cardigan. I made it up during the summer, and a shorter drapey cardigan makes for better summerwear.
It works very well with jeans, though. Quite nicely, though I think I’ll like it in early fall and late spring for a slight addition of warmth without sleeves to interfere with flow.
So I like it, and I’ll wear it definitely, but its one of those staple cake items that I’ll stay enthused but not excited by.