I hope everyone is enjoying the holidays! My family came to visit us here in Charleston for Christmas. I was so excited to give my mom her presents this Christmas! I did good this year! I made her some infinity scarves, a pair of True Bias Hudson Pants (check them out on instagram), and a beautiful teal Colette Moneta Dress. Sadly I forgot to snap a picture of her in her Moneta, but she loved it! I also surprised her with the Bengal jewelry clutch that she hinted she would love to have, some Alex and Ani bangles, and a few other goodies!
Now that Christmas is over, my Etsy business has slowed down from holiday orders, and I have a whole week off work, I finally have a chance to do some much needed sewing for myself! So far I have made floral Hudson Pants, floral Margot Pajamas (from Love at First Stitch), and now a floral cardigan. Do you think I have an obsession with floral fabric?
The Oslo Cardigan is everything I dreamed it would be. The pattern is from Colette Patterns brand new and super awesome sewing magazine called Seamwork. For $6 a month you get 3 sewing patterns along with the free online magazine. I’m pretty sure I signed up for Seamwork within seconds of its release after seeing this cardigan in the issue.
I purchased this floral sweater knit from Wanderlust Fabrics forever ago and I’m so glad I waited for the perfect project for it. The Oslo was so worth the wait! This was my first time sewing with a sweater knit and this one was not much different then sewing with any other knit fabric. I wouldn’t want to sew with it without my serger though. I constructed the entire cardigan on my serger except for hemming with my twin needle. My measurements fell in the XS range, but I decided too size up since I like my cardigans loose. For the next one (more like 5), I will go down to the XS. I’ve been looking for the perfect cardigan pattern forever, since I’m always cold and therefore pretty much wear a cardigan to work every day. This cardigan came together so easily and was such a satisfying sew! I have some mustard knit in my stash right now that I’m really hoping I bought enough of to make another one.