Along avec Anna

Asmar and lace

Ahhh cardigans! We never have enough of them in our wardrobe, don’t you agree? I really have a lot to be honest, but when I try to dress, they never go with anything! So, as I told you the other day, my big challenge this year is really to pay attention to what I sew, and what I buy to be able to have proper sets. Otherwise, again, nothing goes with anything …

I bought this pretty little blouse in September and I wanted a little cardigan to go with, that will only reveal this pretty lace collar. When I received the book “Jolies tenues” by Jolies Bobines, I thought to myself that the Asmar pattern would be perfect.

So I took out from my stock this beige golden fleece that I bought two years ago at Globetex, in the Chabanel neighborhood of Montreal. I bought it the same day as the fleece of my Coco dress, but I still had not found what to do with it (I had bought a lot of other fabrics that day that still do not have been sewn). I thought it was the perfect opportunity to use it, and that it would go very well with my beautiful blouse that I love so much.img_6965-2img_6926-2img-7008-2

I cut the size 36 according to my measurements in the book, and I sewed everything with the serger; very fast sewing! Unfortunately, when I tried it on … it was way too big. So I removed 2cm everywhere (the sides, the sleeves, the shoulders) and I told myself that I could have cut directly a size 34. Once reduced, the result was much better. The cardigan is closed by buttons at the back. I chose to put gold snaps, for aesthetic concern but also practical concern. On the other hand I had never used this kind of snap before, that you must hit with a hammer! Not simple at the start but once you understand how to do, it is easier.

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The pattern is very simple and can be sewn with the serger, but also with the sewing machine. Personally I used my double needle for the sleeves and bottom hem. However, I found that some of the instructions on this pattern were missing. It lacks pieces instructions (button placket is not very clear and bottom hem) which can be more complex for those who do not know how to do. In addition, I would have added more photos corresponding to the instructions to make the sewing process easier. The instructions are therefore not always very fluid (according to me), however the model remains very simple to sew.

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I find that it goes really well with several of my outfits like my châtaigne shorts! So, what do you think?
Very nice week to all of you!

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Pattern : Gilet Asmar, book Jolies tenues par Jolies Bobines

Size : 36

Shorts : Châtaigne, Deer & Doe

Comments

  • 28 November 2016
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    Love the cardigan and also the shorts! The back detail of the cardigan is great. I have the same challenge, I sew what I “feel” like and nothing matches in the end 🙂 I started to pay attention to fit it all together more now.
    http://www.sewinprogress.com

  • 28 November 2016
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    Les ensembles coordonnés en couture maison, c’est toujours un challenge et avec la garde robe des enfants c’est encore pire surtout quand ils commencent à choisir les tissus et que tu restes dubitative devant les choix. Mais pour ces derniers tu as encore un peu de temps. 😉 Ton gilet sublime le col de ta blouse. Je sélectionne ton billet sur Abracadacraft.

  • 28 November 2016
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    Bon ben voilàa, je me répète… tu es magnifique et les photos aussi! Ton gilet est très joli. C’est rigolo car sur la première photo de l’article tu fais exactement la même tête que sur ta photo de profil en haut à droite de ton blog!

  • 29 November 2016
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    Le gilet Asmar…. Rien que pour lui j’ai failli craquer sur le livre de Jolies bobines (d’ailleurs il faut que je le glisse dans ma liste de Noël…) Ta version est vraiment très jolie et se marie super bien avec le col de ta blouse ! Je suis fan !

  • 29 November 2016
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    Quel joli ensemble ! Cela va à ravie avec ta blouse. Par contre je commence un peu à me lasser des patrons qui ne taillent pas selon leur tableau de mesure (voir mon article d’aujourd’hui ;-)). On passe du temps sur nos coutures donc s’il faut aller mesurer les pièces des patrons à chaque fois, cela devient un peu infernal, ne penses-tu pas ? En tout cas le modèle est très joli et ce tissu magnifique !

  • 29 November 2016
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    nalee

    Anna, you are my it girl, ha ha,
    very pretty, as always

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