I know I’ve been challenged by the impoverished style and nature of my me made warmers for Me Made May, my cardigan surrogates. In truth my RTW cardigans are also rather threadbare, since I’d bought most of them second hand. So yes, this month I made myself a couple of additions to my cardigan / warmer clothing, but it wasn’t just for me made May, this is for life in general.
Seeing Katie’s me made week I spied the most awesome cardigan she’d made– the Julia cardigan by mousehousecreations. Available here on Etsy. No idea where I have been to miss such an incredible design, but I shamelessly hopped over to buy it, and within 48 hours I think I’d made my own.
It’s a clever design with sleeve length options- a capped sleeve, a three quarter sleeve and a long sleeve. I was going for warmth.
It is made up with curves around its front and hem edges to form a shawl like collar and slight flared hem, whilst the bodice is nicely shaped. The collar and hem are stitched together to make a massive loop which then you attach to the edges of your cardi.
Clever. I overlocked all of mine. I made it out of some wool mix jersey from my stash ( I am guessing it’s got wool in it based on how it smelt when I ironed it!!). It’s got some fluffy fibres in it and is just so cosy.
Being red, it is also supremely useful, because, you know, red is one of my basic colours.
Boy am I pleased with it. In this kind of weather it is almost a light weight jacket too.
I am going to make this up for my mum as I think it’s just her kind of style, especially the capped sleeves.
I’m also going to make it up in my precious black wool jersey that I have been saving for *that special make*. It seems that the *special make* has now been revealed to me at last. I will liberate it from my stash. Soon.