I finished the cardigan form McCalls 5978. I sewed it in an organic cotton knit and chose pretty buttons so this cardigan goes to show I don't sew to save money but I do think I have a nice cardi which I will (hopefully) get a lot of wear out of.
Finished cardi buttoned up...
Serious looking face plus cardi unbuttoned...
This is the cardi inside out, showing the facing. I have finished the edge of the facing off with rayon seam binding and I love the great finish it has made.
The back facing with my label sewn in...
And a greyed out shot trying to show the pretty buttons.
The buttons provided much angst and added expense (or should I say Lulu did). One of my buttons went missing halfway through making the buttonholes. Normally I buy a spare button but must have forgotten. I turned the house upside-down looking for that button! In the end I gave in and ordered some more to be posted from the store I bought them from (of course it wasn't local!)
However the minute the shop would have shut at five, I found Lulu playing with the button which she had stashed under the fridge! So now I have spare buttons (they turned up in the mail today!)
Pattern review is here.
Mary Nanna - did you notice my blinged up singlet under the cardi? I didn't take your advice and wear them with denim hot pants (Daisy Dukes?) but will keep it in mind for Summer.