Drapey Knit Cardigan
hi again!! How exciting that I am posting twice in 2 days! I am getting bigger in the belly and I have been needing some clothes. I can't believe I am only half way through this pregancy so I am resisting buying a bunch of ill fitting summer maternity clothes. I saw this tutorial and thought it might be a great piece that I can wear now AND when I am no longer PG.
It's a nice tutorial. This knit is extra drapey and I did a lot of ironing to get my seams together nicely but I was able to make it in one afternoon and I'm sure I'll be wearing it a bunch since it is so versatile. BTW, I converted these jeans to maternity myself by cutting off the waist and adding really wide elastic. I also did those knee patches which was questionable style judgement but I still think are pretty cute!
The fabric was from Joanns- back in the red tag section and was 50% off which came to about $5 a yard. I used 2 yards. I used my serger for all my seams but you could easily use a ball point needle on your regular machine. Some spray starch would have been helpful to get the fabric to lay flat while sewing my seams but I keep forgeting to pick some up at the store!
Thank you to Jamie from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom for the inspiration. I'm sure I'll be using this summer cardigan a bunch! If you have a good (and easy!) tutorial for some maternity clothes, I would love to hear about it! I have some more of this type knit in solids that I need to use up this summer!