I absolutely love wrap cardigans. They’re especially flattering and versatile for pregnant women. I’ve seen gorgeous ones on Anthropologies website many times, and I seriously considered buying this gap cardigan . I never bought either sweater because I’m one of those terrible people who’s always thinking to myself “I could make that soooo easily, so I really shouldn’t buy it”… what makes it worse is that I hardly ever actually make these things. I feel like it makes me some sort of a hypocrite if I say I can make it but never do, you know? So I decided to make my take on both cardi’s.
My sewing projects have changed since having a child, not necessarily in content, but just in complexity. What I mean is, that since I don’t have hours and hours to sew anymore, I tend to choose my projects on what can be done in a nap time. Hence, with this cardi, I decided to use a Jersey fabric that I had in stash as I knew I could a) sew it all on the serger, b) get away with shonky pattern drafting, and c) get away with not hemming any of the edges. Soooooo here’s what you get.
I’m actually shocked by how versatile this cardigan is. It can be worn in so many different ways that I’m pretty sure you’re going to see me wearing it a lot of the next few months! In fact you can probably tell how much I love this cardi by how picture heavy this post is!!
I’m really glad I went with the Jersey instead of a wool knit or something, as I just get so overheated at the moment that even this weight of sweater felt hot indoors. Plus, I find since I’m not super tall, or model thin, a chunky knit just doesn’t work for me. Ever.
I’m also trying out my new maternity skinny jeans today… I got them from JC Penney of all places (because they were super duper on sale)!!! But I actually really like them. The only thing is they have that irritating over belly band thingo, which as you know I hate. Plus the smallest size was S and I think I really would have needed an XS. But it’s ok. I think I’ll just removed the belly band and add some extra strong elastic to help them stay up better!
Of course I know you guys, and you want to make your own cardigan right?? So after the holidays I’ll be posting up a quick and easy tutorial on how to make this cardigan!