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.
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.
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.
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!
Pattern : Gilet Asmar, book Jolies tenues par Jolies Bobines
Size : 36
Shorts : Châtaigne, Deer & Doe