I think Pamela’s Patterns “Cool Cardigans”—Draped Front just might be my new favorite drapey cardigan sweater. Maybe you remember I used this same pattern recently to make a little cheetah print sweater, and here it is again in a wonderful black and grey coffee bean knit from EmmaOneSock.
This fabric is purrrrr-fect for me in every way. It is:
- an easy care knit
- a wardrobe neutral in my basic color—black (+ grey)
- a great match for my hair color! 😉
- a perfect print design for theSeattle coffee-holic that I am!
Since I had already altered this pattern to fit exactly the way I like, I did not make any adjustments to the body of the cardigan. However, the “3/4” sleeve length as indicated on the pattern is too short for my gorilla-long arms, and that “sewing fail” resulted in my tutorial on adding a vented sleeve band. It worked out for the best, though, as I love the extra detail of the sleeve band on this sweater.
The tank pattern I used for this combo is also from Pamela’s Patterns—part of New Versatile Twinset. Nice! I am both “Cool” and “Versatile” when I wear these two items together.
I am in a mood to sew multiples using the same pattern. You are going to see more of these, for sure!