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Swoon Patterns Scarf Neck Cardigan

Well, it’s Sunday night.  And instead of rushing around the house getting ready for work tomorrow I am browsing the weekend newspapers, checking out instagram, and uploading photos taken over the weekend.  Best holiday of the year tomorrow – the Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday!  How lucky are we to get this day off without any obligation.  I love it!

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I’m trying to get pre-Thailand sewing finished at the moment, but yesterday afternoon realised that I had the correct colours in the overlocker to assemble a Swoon Patterns Scarf Neck Cardigan for Clare. I cut this out a few weeks back, so the actual assembly was very fast.

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The fabric is an acrylic sweater knit from Darn Cheap Fabrics. I have used it before to make a cowl necked tunic for Clare, and was able to cut out this cardigan from the leftovers. I sewed up the size 9/10 for Clare, and used a 6mm seam throughout. It was very straightforward to make. From the pattern description:  An open-front layering cardigan made with lightweight knit, featuring form-fitting princess seams, a draping scarf neck, and an irregular bottom hem. Features full length sleeves. This cardigan is very easy to sew, great for beginners, and takes no time with a serger. Instructions are included to sew this together with neat french seams if you are using a regular sewing machine instead. Sizes include 3/4, 5/6, 7/8 and 9/10. Includes sizing chart.

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Clare discovered that she could get an alternate look from wrapping and tucking the fronts. And did I mention that this pattern is free? And comes in adult sizes as well as children’s sizes?

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Construction was done on the overlocker and hems with a simple zig-zag stitch on the sewing machine. I particularly like the fit obtained from the princess seams.  This cardi is definitely a success. And isn’t Clare looking so much older! I’m almost starting to acknowledge that she is in high school next year….

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13 thoughts on “Swoon Patterns Scarf Neck Cardigan

  1. Wonderful cardigan. I love the cut and the fabric. She does look very confident and mature, but also sweet and with plenty of girl left in her. What a delightful combination! My son is off to high school in the fall. And he is just a little bit shorter than his dad, so I know the feeling of watching them grow up quickly!

  2. Great cardigan. It’s so pretty and perfect for a little tween. Clare looks beautiful and very grown up. I love all the clothes you make her. I think it can be hard to strike the right balance with tweens and clothes (letting them look more grown up but keeping the kid factor – I’ve seen so much ghastly, way too old (read sexy!) looking RTW for this age group out there in the shops lately…but thankfully I don’t shop rtw anymore!).

  3. Beautiful!! And Clare looks simply lovely in her cardigan. I love the fabric, and will check that out too. Enjoy The Queens Holiday! I think that is pretty nice myself! I enjoy following the Queen and her family from the States, and because I am an animal lover…especially thrilled when I see the Queen with her Corgi’s! I can tell they just love her very much and they are very spoiled…as they should be! Sandy

  4. Love the cardi, and what a gorgeous model! I have a rtw jacket/ cardi which is very similar, and have been looking for a pattern similar to it. Thanks to you, I think I have found it!

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