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!
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.