Autumn Sewing

Pattern Review: New Look 6735


So everyone is telling me that Summer has come to an end. Although I am holding onto Summer and refusing to wear a jacket to work, I did rustle up this (boring) cardigan to see me through more transitional temperatures. 


I used New Look 6735. From the envelope there is no way that I would have ever purchased this pattern. It is so not me. Or so I thought until I saw the lovely Andrea from Four Square Walls sporting a comfy houndstooth version. And as fate would have it I happened to snap up the pattern for £2 last Summer.

The fabric is a ponte knit from Simply Fabrics purchased for £3 per metre. I wasn't sure how much I would like the final product or how much it would suit me, so in terms of fabric choice I was going along the wearable muslin route. Despite the super cheap price this ponte knit is soft and lovely to wear. I picked up the buttons from John Lewis. 


The cardigan is really quick and easy. I cut this bad boy out on Sunday morning, went to the pub for a couple of hours, arrived home around tea time and it was finished later that evening. It only includes 4 pieces and as it is loose-fitting the fit is simple. That said I feel that the pattern is well drafted. I like the shape of the neckline, the shoulders and the width of the collar. I cut a 14 all over and the only alteration was that I added 1" to the sleeves. 

I am sure that I will make this cardigan again. I am planning another black one that is more fitted and shorter, so I can pair it with a mini skirt. I also have some fun ponte knits that I picked up last weekend in Paris which would be perfect as a statement cardi. 



All in all this was a satisfying project and it was great to have some instant gratification, although I admit that it is perhaps not the most exciting thing that I have sewn. 

You can see my Pattern Review here.

At present I have a large stash of autumnal fabric that cries out to be paired with tights and boots. So despite the cooler temperatures lurking in the near future, I am looking forward to sewing warmer garments. And on the plus side, stash-busting with ponte knits means that you can actually see a dent in the fabric stash!

How are your Autumn sewing plans coming along?

Comments

  1. I love this. Basic but not boring and so versatile. I love fall so I'm happy to do fall sewing! Plus I agree that fall and winter sewing are much better for stash busting than the smaller summer projects! :)

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  2. Thanks for reviewing this. I've been considering a couple of cardigan patterns and this one was on my list. I wondered how long it was and now I have an idea.

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  3. You'll find that since you really like this you'll make multiples in different prints.

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  4. You've got THE look. Nice outfit.

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  5. I have that pattern. You might have convinced me to put in my fall sewing plans. Lovely cardi.

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  6. Love your cardigan and the way you are wearing it. It can be boring but not on you!

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