Tuesday, November 24, 2009

A quick cardi

Yes, crappy photos, but I couldn't wait to show you!

I had seen this on Philigry's blog, and actually brought one similar to it at Eddie Bauer on Friday when I was shopping for the kids (um hmmm) clothes for them to wear to the calling hours/funeral of Todd's grandmother.

Today, I went to JoAnn Fabrics and found some great jersey knit, and the pattern (McCall's) which was on sale for 1.99. Not being sure if I should do the Medium or the Large, I brought both sizes of pattern.

It was super simple to make and modify so it would fit me perfectly.

I ended up using the Medium for the rectangle, and the Large for the sleeves. I am not a fan of very fitted sleeves, and just cut them out about an inch bigger than the Medium sized sleeves.

I still have to hem the sleeves, but I'm going to leave them unhemmed for now and see just how long I want them. I think this will be great with jeans or dress pants for work.

I still have a navy blue jersey knit to make one for my Mom, and I'm thinking I need another one in red!
Have a great day!


Nancy M. said...

I think it looks awesome!

countrychicken said...

Hey - I thought we were doing this on Thanksgiving - you sewing - me cooking - which is good since you did not get your sewing talent from me. Looks great - I can't wait to try it on. Much more reasonable than Eddie Bauer - I think I am going to need more than 1. Mom

Aunt Spicy said...

It looks really comfortable! I am so impressed, clothes scare me!

Niki said...

Looks great and very comfy :)

Gina said...

It's fabulous

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Granny Lyn said...

oh, Kris, you did a great job on it!! I'm still a little skittish about sewing a jersey knit,,,i've ended up crooked and gimpy too many times, but you seem to have conquered that obsticle! good job!

Philigry said...

oh, don't you love it? i wear mine all the time! your looks great.