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Cocowawa Crafts PUMPKIN CARDIGAN AND DRESS Sewing Pattern
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The lovely Pumpkin is aneasy cardigan sewing patternand Dress. A simple garment to sew and fit using knits. The design features a front band; two different necklines: scoop and lower scoop and two waistbands: regular or ruffle. It also comes with two types of pockets: bound and inseam; and sleeves with or without cuffs if you prefer to make it even cozier. And the good news is that all pieces are interchangeable regardless of the version you go for.
Therefore, if you choose the sleeveless option (on either the dress or the cardi), the armholes -as well as the neckline- are finished with a band in jersey (opt for contrast or ribbing) and very easy to stitch. Also you can opt for the cardigan to throw on top of turtlenecks and jeans or the dress, which will look perfect with tights. As you can see, the possibilities are endless.
To sum up, with lots of detailed instructions, technical drawings and tips to get the best results when sewing with knits, this patternwill become a staple, with a twist, in your handmade wardrobe.
For the main body, sleeves if chosen and waistband or ruffle: any medium knit from 195 up to 300gsm with little stretch up to a maximum of 20% and with good recovery. For example: stable firm knits, cable knit, knit fleece, sweatshirt fleece, sweater knits, French Terry, Ponte roma, double knit, interlock; with a two-way stretch.
For the front, neckline and armhole bands, cuffs if chosen, inseam pockets, pocket lining and welts: any light to medium knit up to 200gsm with a stretch between 20% and 50%; with a two-way or four-way stretch. Also ribbing.
*In addition, you can find a comprehensive guide about fabric and all the options inside the instructions.
Version A Cardigan – 115cm / 45’’ fabric width: 2.40m / 2.60 yards Version A Cardigan – 150cm / 60’’ fabric width: 2m / 2.20 yards Option B Cardi Dress – 115cm / 45’’ fabric width: 2.70m / 2.95 yards Option B Cardi Dress – 150cm / 60’’ fabric width: 2.30m / 2.50 yards
*All alternatives include sleeves and sleeveless versions’ pieces. For that reason, if you choose the sleeveless option, you need to subtract 65cm from the amount of fabric needed. Again, if choosing the regular waistband instead of the ruffle or vice versa, subtract around 20cm from the final fabric required. Likewise, if you choose to have some pieces in contrasting fabric like the front band, subtract 1m and translate that onto that contrasting fabric.
TOOLS AND SUPPLIES
• Sewing machine & overlocker/serger (optional) • Thread • Ball point needle & twin needle (optional) • Knit interfacing: 1m • 8 x 1cm buttons or snaps for cardi version, 10 x 1cm for the dress • Walking foot (optional) • Usual sewing tools
Perfect for a beginner who would like to learn to sew with knits and a piece of cake for intermediate and advanced makers.