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Sew up a cardigan in an hour! Plus Giveaway

I am delighted to be taking part in this tour. Having never sewn a cardigan I am pleased to be trying something new. I have to admit to deliberately picking cardigans I thought a) would look good but b) would be easy to sew! My first cardigan pattern is Womens Draped Cardigan from Seamingly Smitten. My fabric is quality stretch jersey fabric from John Kaldor purchased from Minerva Crafts.

Sizing wise I am a 14/16 uk which equated to a M cardigan or this pattern. I would describe my body shape as pear shaped.


I’m pleased with the drape of the cardigan.


and with the sleeve length – the pattern comes with three sleeve lengths:) It is a super easy sew, with great directions for sewing up with a regular sewing machine (I did use an overlocker but you don’t need to). The cardigan is quick to sew, I made it in an evening:)

The second cardigan is the Cocoon Cardigan Sewing Pattern. This can be sewn with a wooly knit to give a super cosy feel. To my surprise I chose a bright pink knit…????


The pattern comes with an optional hood. The sleeves are much wider than the first pattern.


The pattern comes in short, medium and long lengths – it’s great having the right length of sleeve:)


Would you like to make one of these cardigans yourself?  I am delighted to offer you a giveaway for the cardigan pattern of your choice. Enter below and good luck:)
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Please do visit the other bloggers taking part and find some cardigan sewing inspiration.


Cardigan Blog Tour September 26-30
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  1. Susan Spiers
    September 27, 2016 / 11:29 am

    I like the Cocoon Cardigan & I would probably add the hood-very nice drape on both.

  2. September 27, 2016 / 12:39 pm

    I like the shape, and that blue color looks awesome on you.

  3. Betsy Albertson
    September 27, 2016 / 12:41 pm

    I really like the blue one from Seaminly Smitten, would love to try for my fall wardrobe.

  4. Courtney
    September 27, 2016 / 12:51 pm

    They both look fantastic, great way to dress up jeans and a tee!

  5. chinapat
    September 27, 2016 / 1:26 pm

    Love the blue – Seamingly Smitten pattern

  6. chinapat
    September 27, 2016 / 2:22 pm

    I really like the blue one – would love to have that pattern

  7. September 27, 2016 / 2:31 pm

    Thank you for featuring both of our cardigan patterns, Vicky!! I love that it is finally cardigan weather!! I cannot wait to see who wins the giveaway!!!

    Happy Sewing!
    Jenny Hall
    Seamingly Smitten owner/designer

  8. Amy Brunner
    September 27, 2016 / 2:43 pm

    Cocoon Cardigan Sewing Pattern!!

  9. Debbie
    September 27, 2016 / 2:46 pm

    I would love the cocoon cardigan! Yours are very pretty!

  10. Lorna parker
    September 27, 2016 / 2:49 pm

    Both look lovely

  11. Carolyn
    September 27, 2016 / 2:58 pm

    I would choose the Cocoon Cardigan. You can’t go wrong with a Seamingly Smitten pattern!

  12. Treena
    September 27, 2016 / 3:10 pm

    Thanks for the review

  13. Jessica Cochran
    September 27, 2016 / 3:57 pm

    I would love to win the cocoon cardigan sewing pattern! Thanks for the chance. LOVE the pink, btw!

  14. Diane
    September 27, 2016 / 4:05 pm

    Very nice! I would choose the Draped Cardigan from Seamingly Smitten. That is also my favorite of yours!

  15. September 27, 2016 / 4:52 pm

    I would love the cocoon cardigan!

  16. Kari Wood
    September 27, 2016 / 5:42 pm

    Love to be able to see the differences between these 2 patterns! I’d like to try the Cocoon pattern.

  17. Katrina
    September 27, 2016 / 5:44 pm

    Wow! 1 hour! I need this pattern because my cardigans are all wearing out 🙁 Thank you for the entry to win and the great blog post!!

  18. Jaslyn Tan
    September 27, 2016 / 6:07 pm

    I really like the cocoon cardigan. Love the wide sleeves and the optional hood!

  19. Rita
    September 27, 2016 / 6:31 pm

    Oh the Cocoon Cardigan is lovely.

  20. Vivella
    September 27, 2016 / 9:38 pm

    Nice top

  21. September 27, 2016 / 11:32 pm

    That bright pink really works for you. Definitely choose something like that again!

  22. Lynda KOCHMAN
    September 28, 2016 / 2:09 am

    Love the women’s draped cardigan!

  23. Pam
    September 28, 2016 / 3:28 am

    I love the Cocoon Cardigan

  24. Katie
    September 28, 2016 / 4:18 am

    Love to see the comparison! I think I’d choose the Cocoon Cardigan.

    September 28, 2016 / 5:48 am

    Both look great on you. They are so versatile.
    You are so slim!! Improve your posture a little Vicky, for the photos at least…

    • Vicky
      September 28, 2016 / 5:56 am

      I did try, posture is not my strong point:(

  26. September 28, 2016 / 7:32 am

    Both cardigans are looking great. Your color choice makes the sun shine in Autumn. My favourite is the Cocoon Cardigan. The name sounds so comfy and it looks like that too.

  27. Ellen Valarida
    September 28, 2016 / 7:41 am

    I really like the cocoon pattern! That’s the one I would choose.

  28. September 28, 2016 / 7:41 am

    Very Nice, I love cardigans and I love the Cocoon Cardigan pattern, I see it in my future 🙂

  29. September 29, 2016 / 4:07 pm

    Love the colors!!!! I’d pick the draped cardi.

  30. September 29, 2016 / 6:21 pm

    I love both of those! I have only sewn one Seamingly Smitten pattern and I love it!

  31. Jodi
    September 30, 2016 / 1:44 am

    They both look great, but the drape on the blue is amazing!! I would definitely pick it! Great job!

  32. September 30, 2016 / 4:12 am

    That pink is great, but I think the blue is my favorite of the two. I’m all about selfish sews that are quick and easy!

  33. Cat
    September 30, 2016 / 6:06 pm

    Well since I am pretty sure I already have the drape cardigan, I would like the cacoon!!

  34. Rochelle
    October 1, 2016 / 4:42 pm

    Hard decision! I like the pink one, but I know it won’t work well for me in the office with all that extra underarm volume. So, I’ll go with the blue one from seemingly smitten ☺

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