I purchased the Fairy Jacket pattern a while ago with no real intention on making it (Ellie and Mac’s Wacky Wednesday sale) it was a $1. I think it’s cute but have had rtw cardigans like it and really don’t like how they fit in the chest area. I also had this hacci sweater knit from Girl Charlee (black friday sale), I got for my daughter to make her a cardigan. Once it came I decided to keep it for myself 😉.
I wanted another cardigan and paired the two together. I was terrified I wasn’t going to like it and would end up giving it away or it sit in my closet. So glad I went out on a limb here. I also added a tie to pull in the waist to give me some shape. The tie is 60″ by 2″, sewn with a 1/4″ seam allowance.
I didn’t want loops for the tie, instead I made buttonholes on each side of the side seams. Buttonholes I can do, now adding buttons and having everything line up is a different story.
The fabric kept snagging when I would try to slide it under the presser foot. I taped some tracing paper surrounding the feed dog to help it slide under the foot.
To finish off my cardi/jacket I rolled hemmed the entire outer edge of the jacket with my serger! First time rolling a hem! Now I am thinking about what else I can apply that to 🤔.
This was fast to cut and sew together. So happy how this turned out!
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2 thoughts on “Diy Sweater knit Jacket”
This is a lovely sweater jacket! The fit and look is perfect! The tie you added gives it another style – 2 in one. The buttonholes at the side seam to hold the ties is a great idea too. Thanks for the notes about adding paper around the feed dogs to help with the flow of the fabric.
I saw your review on Pattern Review and came here to see more. Off to read more of your blog….
Thank you! Isn’t it great when you can get to looks out of one garment? I hope you enjoy my blog! Thank you for coming on over! 😀