I bought this "sweater knit" fabric on Fashion Fabrics Club this winter, intending to make a sweater dress with it. It turns out that the knit backing is a little too scratchy for my liking so I decided against a dress, but a cardigan could be a go. Burda issued an open drapy cardigan, intended for woven fabrics, in November and I debated trying it. Here's the result.
|Burda 11-2010-133, front. I don't remember what was so fascinating on the floor.|
|Burda 11-2010-133. I am in there somewhere. My arms are so short I needed to roll the cuffs.|
|Burda 11-2010-133, The Coccoon|
|If I can work out some way to stand around with my hands on my hips all day, this might work.|
|Inside is all serged. You can get a good idea of how fluid the collar is in this photo.|
The fabric is super drapy and given how much ease there is in the pattern (I cut the smallest size, 36), I am lost in a sweater cocoon. I think I could have interfaced the collar to give it more body and shape, but what's done is done. The fabric was a mess to sew, lint and little black specks of knit confetti all over my apartment! I thought that the sweater would be drapy enough that it wouldn't be so cocoon like (I guess, be more fluid?) and while I'm not unhappy with it, I'm not exactly thrilled either.
|It doesn't seems quite so huge on the model.|
|Maybe the secret is having a friend hold it snug to your waist.|