Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Nancy Erickson 1960 Cardigan

This was another 'Unfinished Garment", known around the sewing world as UFO. The fabric is an airy ravelly knit and with those characteristics, I definitely needed to line it.
I originally had used a woven silk for the front piece/collar, but it did not drape properly, so I took it apart and resewed using a wool jersey instead. With this styling it wears more as a jacket than a cardigan. I wore it to church Sunday and it was just the right weight for our rather spring like day.
Since making buttonholes in a jersey is a daunting challenge, I chose to used hidden snaps beneath the buttons,,,,,....buttons, I love to shop for button. These are antique from a button vendor at a local Designer Showcase

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