Y’all … it turns out that babies and blogging don’t mix, huh? My last post here was May 17, 2016. And our Jack was born May 18, 2016. So … yes. Proof. But 9 months in, 9 months out, and here I am returning to my sweet little corner of the internets. Before I jump in to sewing, here’s this cutie for your viewing pleasure:
Okay, on to the sewing!
This week I had the privilege of doing another pattern test for Kimberley at Straight Stitch Designs. She creates wonderful patterns … designs for clothing I wear over and over again. The Phinney Ridge cardi is no exception.
In Kimberley’s words, the Phinney Ridge is “classic meets comfort.” I literally couldn’t agree more. What’s more cozy than throwing on a cardi? And is there anything that makes you feel more put together than a well-fitting cardigan? Come on.
You know how hygge is the 2017 trend of word and lifestyle? That’s how I feel about the Phinney Ridge. Just cozy and homey and GOOD.
Both of my cardis were made with jersey knit. The striped fabric I bought for dirt cheap last summer when Hancock’s was going out of business. I should be embarrassed by the amount of fabric I bought from Hancock’s last summer (spoiler: I’m not embarrassed at all. I’m rather pleased.)
The floral fabric was given to me (isn’t that so nice?!?!?) by someone in a local sewing facebook group. And isn’t it so pretty and springy? I love it.
My next version is going to be a knee length version in a lightweight rayon jersey (also bought last summer from Hancock’s). I can’t wait to throw that on over everything. But first, I have to go take care of this guy…
Good thing he has two super-hero sisters to help me.
Happy President’s Day!
If you sew (and you should definitely give it a shot, friends), grab your own copy of the Phinney Ridge Cardi from Straight Stitch Designs now while it’s on sale!