Sunday, January 10, 2010

Simplicity 2560

Pattern Description:
Misses Knit Cardigans
Pattern Sizing:
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love all things ruffled
Fabric Used:
Slinky from Denver Fabrics
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I cut a 16 through the neck and armhole and 24 from the waist down. Luckily I did my usual wide back adjustment, if not, even with the stretchiness of Slinky I think it would have not created the silhouette I wanted. I did a cheater FBA by just adding 1" to the CF length of the bodice, gradually decreasing to the original cutting line at the side seam. Also added 2" below the waist on the front and back lower sections.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I made version C but think I would like to try version E at a later date.
I've wanted a red cardigan forever and now I finally have one. I think I'll be able to get a lot of wear out of it by pairing it with skirts, jeans and even dresses.

I also finally made myself a black pencil skirt.using McCalls pattern 5590. It's supposed to be a high waist but I folded the pattern back and cut the waist at the normal height. I got up extra early this morning before church to finish it. The pattern is supper easy and will be my TNT pencial skirt pattern now. This is how I wore my cardigan and skirt today.

Disclaimer: my husband is not a photographer...and it shows!


  1. Look at you, all fabulous in that skirt and cardigan! But girl--where are your boots? Hummm? I love that red cardi--great pattern. And you have your TNT skirt now AND TNT pants. You are rockin'! Nice work.

  2. Cute! Love the black and white combo. You look great!

  3. You won't believe it but I pulled that pattern out just yesterday but decided to go with another pattern. Love the Black and Red - you look fab!

  4. I love this! And I have the pattern too. Definitely moving it up in the queue! Slinky would be perfect for me too in our usual (but not this painfully frigid week) Florida weather.

  5. Your outfit look fab...and the photographer in the making did an excellent job as well. Have a lovely week

  6. Oooohhhh I like the sweater! I have that pattern and its great to see it made up in a "womanly" body! And everyone needs a great black the pic of you in the coat and the outfit!

  7. Very cute! Red is a good color on you:)

  8. Too cute, and the pictures look fine or maybe it's just the model :-)

  9. Honey, you look awesome. I am not usually a "honey' kind of person, but you just look so great that was my first thought.

  10. I LOVE this outfit - you look totally amazing. That red top is gorgous.

  11. Yup - you are working this outfit! I love the fabric color of your top.

  12. Fantastic color! I love it! Great work, and a great versatile piece for your wardrobe.

  13. You look fabulous Darlin'. Love the red. Love that coat too.