Art Gallery Blackwood Cardigan

Now that the weather is starting to get nicer and warmer, I realized that my wardrobe is in dire need of lighter cardigans. I have some ready-to-wear cardigans I purchased last year, but after only one season of wear, they are looking pretty sad.

I made a Blackwood Cardigan for myself last year and I just love it so decided to make another one with a couple of yards of gorgeous Art Gallery cotton knit from I've had sitting in my stash for a while now. Sadly, this specific print isn't available anymore, but they have a pretty large selection and the quality of this fabric is just amazing. Really, really soft and such a pleasure to sew with.

I made the longer view (View A) and I love it! My last version was a little big snug in the upper arms so I also made a full bicep adjustment and the sleeves are much better - I now have room for a T-shirt underneath. (I used Helen's Closet's tutorial for the adjustment.)

I'm so happy with my new cardigan and cannot wait to wear it out and about! When I showed it to the hubby, he was really impressed and said it fit me perfectly.

I love the pockets - they are quite roomy and at the perfect height for me. Helen's Closet patterns are drafted for 5' 6" bodies and I'm just 1 inch shorter than that, so her patterns tend to fit me really well without many adjustments. Her patterns are also really well written and are such good basics. I'm a huge fan.

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  1. I love this! Keep it going, you will have a whole new wardrobe before you know it! And the satisfaction of saying that you made it!

  2. Gosh, this is probably one of my allll time faves of your me made makes, Izzy! It just looks so beyond cozy!


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