Have you ever found a pattern that you thought would work so well as something it wasn’t intended for? lol That’s how I felt about the Chelsea Cardigan! The Chelsea is meant to be a close fitting cardigan, but I couldn’t unsee it as a coat. Maybe it was because we were in the process of moving to Minnesota, or maybe because we were nearing into winter months but I knew moving forward I’d be doing a different kind of sewing for all of us and so I thought why not start with this.
And I gotta say, I think it turned out pretty well!
Please note: This was one of the last things I sewed up before we moved, and we were still in California when I photographed it. It was pretty windy that day, so only got a handful of decent shots.
Pattern Description: – The Chelsea Cardigan from Designer Stitch
The Chelsea Cardigan is truly a trans-seasonal garment.
Offering 3 distinct lengths the Chelsea can be worn as a short funky high hip cardy – or its modern and classy thigh length version – or the very on-trend calf length that can be worn with jeans, dresses or even with your sparkly party clothes.– cited from website.
Pattern Sizing: Size 8 per pattern recommendations.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern once you were done sewing it? YES.
Were the instructions easy to follow? YES.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I did have to do a small bicep adjustment to accommodate my wings…I mean upper arms. lol
What did you dislike about the pattern? Not a thing!
What’s your favorite thing about the pattern? IT’S GOT SIDE SEAM POCKETS!!! I also love that depending on the fabric I use, this can be an all year round pattern.
Fabric Used: Animal Print Sweatshirt Fleece from Califabrics. You can find a bunch of different sweatshirt fleece options HERE.
Where can I find this pattern? You can find Chelsea Cardigan HERE.
Would you make this pattern again? YES! Especially because I ended up gifting this one to my darling cousin, before we left California, so now I really need to make another one for me, and I already got my eye on this Donut sweatshirt fleece from Califabrics. lol
Anything you would do differently? Not at thing.
And that’s it for todays post guys! Thank you so much for stopping by! Wishing you an amazing 2020!