The weather in Texas is finally changing and I am completely here for it! After living in the Midwest for my undergraduate education, I gained an appreciation for changing seasons and the clothes it ushers in. I do not have a need for a full Winter wardrobe, but I love being able to wear light layering garments.
The window for cold weather clothes here is narrow, so versatile dual duty pieces are a must. When I saw the new Double-Sided Merino Wool Jersey at Nature's Fabric I was excited to add a reversible cardigan to my closet.
I have had the Butterick 6244 Pattern in my stash for some time waiting for the perfect fabric to make it up. It is a popular pattern that has gotten rave reviews.
I love the cascading waterfall front that showcases the front and back side of the fabric.
I made the size 10, based on measurements, and sewed it with no modifications. This is a great fabric and pattern for anyone who is knit phobic. It can be sewn successfully with a standard sewing machine using a zigzag stitch.
The pattern was fast to sew and and constructed with flat-felled seams. This detail makes it attractive to wear on both sides.
I considered adding a pleather trim to the edge of the cardigan like Carolyn did here. I had a hard time finding a trim of similar weight to the fabric. The sample I made proved to be too heavy and I decided to forgo it. Instead, I hemmed it the traditional way with the black side toward the brown.
This fabric feels nice to the touch and has lovely drape.
I have an extensive pattern stash with vintage and current patterns. I am diligently sewing through them before adding more. I didn't get to this one before it was out of print. If you are looking for an alternative pattern choice, consider the Madison Cardigan by Style Sew Me. It is longer and cascades along the hem instead of the neckline. It is a favorite among those who have made it and would have been my choice for this if my stash was lacking.
I love this one and know I will get much wear from it this season. Little Miss loves it too and has submitted her Fall sewing wishlist, a cardigan is on it.