Jalie 3353 & 3352
I made this top and cardigan from fabric remnants in my stash! I'm trying to utilize what I have as much as possible for staple items for our wardrobe. I should have made this in a size "O." It's a little big in the neck for the Dolman and the cardigan just looks oversized for her, but that's okay. A camisole underneath the Dolman to the rescue, and cardigans can be too big and still worn.
This cardigan is really simple and quick to sew together. The band takes the majority of the time to pin all the way around. I like how it finishes every edge of the cardigan from neck, sides, and bottom...one continuous loop. The sleeve has cuffs sewn in the same manner. I basted it before using my serger to ensure that I caught all 3 layers of fabric. No hemming!!
I used a soft sweater knit. It is very light weight too. I was going to make this cardigan for myself, but I just didn't have quite enough fabric. I put it away a couple of weeks ago until yesterday when I had a light bulb moment and realized that it would probably be enough for my daughter. It was still a tight squeeze, but it was enough!
My daughter was out in the yard doing cartwheels, so it passed the flexible/comfortable test.
It's a great top to wear with jeans. My last post featured my Dolman top. I see many of these tops in our future!
Thanks for stopping by ~ Shirley