More cardigan progress

I finished weaving the tris for the sleeve yesterday and as I had the sewing machine set up for something else, I decided to take advantage of this cool morning to put it to use again.

The woven blocks for the sweater, pin the pattern carefully over. I guess I didn’t get the photo, but  next sew at the edges. Use lots of pins and give you fabric support. You want it to lay flat so it doesn’t distort. Remember this one is bias woven.

sleeve A sleeve B

Once you have sewn all around in a contrasting color (it’s not going to show) carefully cut just outside the stitching.

 

 

 

sleeve C sleeve D

Pin closely! The more the better, especially on any bias squares that have not been stay stitched. The sleeve did okay, but sewing up the sides needed lots of pins. Again, support your fabric so it does not stretch or distort. In fact, if this is your first project of this type, it may be a good idea to baste all of these seams and try the garment on, to be sure things are as they should be before committing it to the machine which is Much harder to undo.

 

sleeve F

And here it is with the sleeves in.

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What’s left is the front button bands and the cuffs. However… Being the mature figger that I am, it is a little snug around the… er… hem. So I think I may have to add a bit in a A-line sort of way, to the front placket first. Have not quite thought that out yet, so still more waiting before I have a finished item. Still, making progress by leaps and bounds!

Do any of you have projects to show me? I’d love to feel I’m not all alone here!

 

One thought on “More cardigan progress

  1. I have pictures coming up on my blog in a day or two. Putting the rectangle loom to good use these days and making boodles of hearts too! Your jacket is turning out lovely!!!! I am so scared of cutting!!! It would give me the jitters like steeking does!!! Oh, and Happy Birthday!!!!!!! ❤

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