Happy New Year! Today is my first day back in the office since the start of the Christmas holiday season. It was a nice break. This morning the sun was bright and the temperature was a biting 15 degrees when I left for the office. But I'd rather have cold temps than snow.
This is my first review of the new year and my last garment made in 2012. Now, I have to say there are about about six more reviews for 2012 garments made. But I'll get to those later. This one is being reviewed because I actually wore this to work today. It's a Sandra Betzina pattern, Vogue 1124.
It is described as: MISSES' CARDIGAN AND VEST: Loose-fitting cardigan A and vest B. A: long sleeves and mitered hems. B: bands finishing the front lower edges and purchased belt, wrong side of fabric will show. Placement for armhole and sleeve is included for all sizes. It comes in sizes A through J.
My version looks like the photo on the pattern envelope, except it's longer. I was a little confused about the joining of pattern pieces 2 to 5. Then when I added the band to the ends, it made the vest extremely long. I really like the shape of the vest. It's a relaxed look and comfortable to wear.
The fabric used was purchased at Stone Mountain and Daughter. It's a medium weight sweater knit. I didn't make any changes to the pattern. There is quite a bit of style ease in it. The only concern any may have is the width between the arm holes. Other than that, this is a easy pattern to sew and fit.
I don't know if I'll sew it again. It's unique enough that I only want one in my wardrobe. But I do recommend it to others. This is a definitely a statement piece for any wardrobe. It's versatile and can be worn to dress up or down.