Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The Cardigan of Simplicity 2424 - Threads Collection

I've been loving the cardigans that Carolyn makes and finally decided to start making my own. I'm going to get a lot of mileage out of this pattern. I can see myself making this cardigan over and over again. I already have the fabric for the next one.

Simplicity 2424

Pattern Description: This is a Threads pattern that includes a jacket, dress, and knit cardigan.

Pattern Sizing: 8-24; I made 16; I was concerned about the bust area and didn't want to make bust darts.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, it did.

Were the instructions easy to follow? A piece of cake. This pattern was very easy to follow and I had no problems sewing up the cardigan. I guess I'm on a easy, make it quick kick. I need to get back to my silk dress. That's another story.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? It's something that I've been wanting to make for a while. And I decided to make it. I consider this my test/mock garment.

The side seam is more like a side back seam.

Fabric Used: I purchased the knit fabric at Walmart several years ago for a dollar a yard. I bought all that was left. So I was able to make this cardigan and two other toppers that I will review later this week.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Added about an inch to the length. That's it. Future cardigans, I may have to make some alterations. This knit is very stretchy. I'm surprised; it has great recovery too.

I did notice that the shoulder seam is a bit long and that I need to trim the allowance of the armhole.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I plan to make at least five more. Lol This is a good sloper for a simple cardigan. Yes, I do recommend it to all level sewers.

This is a simple versatile style that's a wardrobe staple. And it's easy to sew.


  1. A very lovely outfit. Simple and elegant. The accessories really work well.

  2. I need to make cardigans too and I bought this pattern *just* for the cardigan. Thanks for the review; I'll add it to my ever-growing queue!

  3. The cardigan is lovely. I'm glad you were able to find a cardigan pattern that works for you! And thank you for the wonderful complement!

  4. Lovely cardigan, and prefect with the dress!!

  5. OK now I definitely have to make a cardigan too. Carolyn has inspired me too. This looks great - you always look so classy in everything you wear.



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