Sleeveless Seamly Wrapped Cardigan

This is the Seamly Wrapped Cardigan from IndieSew. My sweater knit version of my seamly wrapped cardigan gets a ton of wear especially in the fall and winter. I made this version using a rayon/lycra knit from the Imagine Gnats store. This is actually the same fabric as my Chalk and Notch Waterfall raglan.


I haven’t really been wearing this that much and I think its mostly because I just never remember to. If I’m trying to add something to add warmth I’m more likely to grab a cardigan with sleeves. This sleeveless cardigan looks nice but especially in such a thin fabric its not adding anything really practical to my outfit.


It looks cute though (I even got a compliment from a really sweet woman in Home Depot) so maybe I just need to play around in my wardrobe and find certain outfits that it works with so that when I’m wearing a specific top I’ll be more likely to grab this to throw on top. Do you ever make a garment that you really like but it doesn’t get worn because it didn’t actually fill a need in your wardrobe? Hopefully I’ll figure out how to wear this in the near future!



Seamly Wrapped Cardigan

I had been admiring the Seamly Wrapped Cardigan for a while and when it went on sale on IndieSew a couple of weeks ago I grabbed it. I love the cardigan version of the lark tee that I made a while back and this is a beefed up version of that.


I got this amazingly soft fabric from ImagineGnats. In my mind I had imagined the diagonals could both point towards the center but no matter how I flipped the pattern piece that just is not how cutting out fabric works. I ended up just going with it and I actually really like how it came out. The diagonals aren’t pronounced enough to really even notice the direction.


I finished this up with two days before my trip to New York for Camp Workroom Social and this was the perfect airplane attire. I felt like I was wearing a blanket plus I loved having the hidden pockets to shove my phone/boarding pass in when I needed my hands free to stow my stuff. I also have a snuggie that I wear in my office and I’m hoping that this cardigan can replace my 5 year old office snuggie (or at least be something I can wear in meetings).


I really like how this version came out and I also think this is a great pattern to make for other people since you don’t need a close fit.