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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Susanne Cardigan

My most read post last year, on the Dutch as well as on the English blog, was the one with my entry for the Compagnie M.-contest. I sewed a dress for myself which was a mix up of the Louisa dress, the Lotta dress and the Ileana dress, and a matching cape with it. Sadly, I haven't worn the dress a lot, since the Belgian weather was too cold and I didn't have a matching cardigan to wear with it. Until now! Compagnie M launched a cardigan pattern for kids, teens and women and I was lucky to be one of her testers! 
Susanne Cardigan
All testers were invited at Marte's house to sew the cardigan together. I almost* managed to finish the cardigan in just one evening! The Susanne cardigan is a very fast project. 
Susanne Cardigan
*Note: I would have finished it in one evening if I hadn't decided to redo all the seams by hand, of course after I had already sewn them with the twin needle. And perhaps I would have finished the hand sewing as well, if I hadn't tattered so much while sewing ;-)
Susanne Cardigan
I used a grey knit fabric with a golden touch, bought at a sale in Antwerp last year.  I chose for the option with a doubled front panel and piping, which Marte generously gifted to me.
Susanne CardiganThe only change I made (haha, I always have to make at least one change to a pattern!) was lengthening the cardigan. I am more than six feet tall so even the long version would have been quite short on me. So I cut the pattern through at the waist and added 12cm to make sure the cardigan had exactly the same length as the dress I was pairing it with.
Susanne Cardigan
The grey and gold match nicely with the dress colors, but what I like even more are the pocket lines from the cardigan and the dress. They accord perfectly!
Susanne Cardigan
In the meanwhile I have sewn a second version for my mom. Hers is black and red, completely different from mine! That's why I'm saving it for a next blog post. I wouldn't want you to get a headache from the color combination :-)
Susanne Cardigan
The Susanne cardigan pattern for kids, teens and women is for sale here. The voucher code SUSANNE10 gives you 10% off until March 20.

4 comments:

  1. De cardigan staat jou prachtig!

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  2. That looks so gorgeous!!! I think, I'll have to buy the pattern now :)
    Greats from Berlin
    Yva

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  3. That looks so gorgeous!!! I think, I'll have to buy the pattern now :)
    Greats from Berlin
    Yva

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  4. That looks so gorgeous!!! I think, I'll have to buy the pattern now :)
    Greats from Berlin
    Yva

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