I’ve made a cardi! A knit cardi! I am so happy!I’ve always had issues sewing with knits but, when I saw Willow and Co. Aster Cardigan, I knew I had to give it a try. So I bought a new - but cheap and not fancy at all - sewing machine and a piece of not very stretchy knit and finally went for it. You know what? It wasn’t as hard as I thought! And I think I will be sewing a lot more with knits from now on.
The Pattern: Aster Cardigan by Vanessa from lbg-studio for Willow and Co. Patterns. This is such a simple and easy pattern to sew. Yet the result is super clean and professional! The original pattern comes with a collar (actually it comes with two lovely types of collar) but, this time, I’ve decided to make it a little bit different: I’ve finished the neckline with bias tape in order to close the cardigan with a bow.
Fabric /Notions: White and red striped knit from my local shop (Os Bispos) and white and navy polka dot bias tape I had on my stash.
We have been postponing the photo shot all week as Teresa was not in the mood for photos but today we really had to do it and all I got was this grumpy face…
..then, when Teresa started having fun, she wouldn’t show the cardigan!
Enough photos for today!
PS. Do you know Willow and Co. is hosting a fantastic “back to school” contest? Check it out here and don’t forget to add your Willow and Co. creations!
PS (for Portuguese readers). A minha nova maquina foi comprada no LIDL por 100 Euros e estou impressionada com a relação qualidade/preço desta maquina. Uma optima compra para alguém que se queira iniciar nas costuras!