As I mentioned in one of my posts on January, I am participating in the #SewMyStyle project which aims to raise “awareness about the slow fashion movement.” The participants are asked to sew one garment each month from a different indie pattern company. This month’s pattern is the Saunio Cardigan pattern from Named Clothing.
I probably would not have chosen to sew this pattern if it was not for the project. First of all, in terms of personal style, I prefer to sew more close-fit jackets. Also, I usually don’t sew cardigans because I am more used to knitting garments if they involve some kind of yarn. This was my first time stitching up a cardigan and I had fun with it. After sewing this one I think that I will start making more as I enjoyed it.
For fabric, I used French terry knit fabric in cotton blend both for the cardigan and the facings. I got it from a local store in town. I really love how this fabric feels. The pattern itself was pretty straightforward and it was quick to make. The Saunio Cardigan comes in three sizes and I made size 38-42 which came out alright. I did not make a muslin for this one. Also, the instructions were clear and easy to follow.
After I finishing the project, I was not 100% sure about the pattern. However, I wore it once and it is starting to grow on me. The cardigan has a relaxed style and it is very easy to wear. I am not sure if I’ll make this pattern again but I think that this cardigan will get a lot of wear. I might try to add a button to the front to turn it into a warmer cardigan.