Pattern - Misses Cardigan and Top - Cardigan has three quarter or full length sleeves. Cardigan front can be embellished with lace, jewel stones, pearls or self fabric appliques. Top has a round neck line with narrow hem finishings.
Fabric: I purchased this fabric from Metro Textiles last fall. It's a mixed blend knit. Sturdy and has some weight. I didn't experience any edge curling or unraveling when it was cut. It even pressed well on a wool setting.
The cardigan was sewed right out of the envelope with the exception of the sleeves. I added 2" to the length. The front and neck facing were interfaced using fusible tricot knit. All edges were serged and pressed.
What caught my eye with this fabric is the window pane and argyle pattern. Right away I knew it would make a nice cardigan set. The top was sewed right out the envelope no FBA was needed. This pattern has enough ease for a comfortable fit.
Even though the instructions stated to make a 5/8" narrow hem at the edges and stitch I skipped that and finished the neckline and armhole using a black single fold 1/2 inch wide bias tape that was sewed to the right side of the edges and then folded to the inside and stitched. I think this finish is much neater.
Instead of making buttonholes, I used covered hooks and eyes. I think the buttons would have disrupted the pattern formation on the front of the cardigan when it is closed.
I secured the hooks by sewing it in three places... The third stitch is not visible because it is directly under the hook. I love to add basic garments to my work wardrobe and the cardigan set is definitely one of those items. This pattern is great for all levels of sewing.