I find it interesting that although I continue to buy new patterns, I continue to sew ones that I have sewn before. I first sewed the Style Arc Simone cardigan in 2014, and since then have sewn another four. That very first one finally ran out of ooomph after many, many wears, and I realised that I really did need another one in the same colour to replace it. So here we have Simone the Fifth!
Over the years I have discovered that a greenish yellow works really well in my wardrobe. This fabric is a quality ponte that I found at Eliza Fabrics. It works really well for this cardigan.
The pockets are integrated into a fold in the front piece – rather ingenious! It also gives terrific drape in the recommended fabrics and interesting structured folds in fabrics like this soft ponte.
This is size 12, no alterations. Construction is primarily on the overlocker, with the machine used to secure hems with a twin needle and to topstitch down seam allowances. From the pattern website: This clever cardigan pattern has been designed so as the drape creates the pocket. An easy every day must have cardi. Make it with or without buttons. FABRIC SUGGESTION & DESCRIPTION Knit jersey, slinky or any drapey knit.
I don’t think that I’m finished with this pattern yet. Next time I’ll follow the pattern recommendations and do it in something a little lighter weight, just to change things up a bit. It’s easy to sew, and doesn’t take all that much time, and works well with most of my wardrobe.