Wednesday, February 3, 2010

A cozy wrap

Pattern Description: Simplicity 2606 Misses knit top and cardi-wrap. I made the cardi-wrap

Pattern Sizing: Available in XS-XL. I cut a medium for the body and a large in the sleeves.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Absolutely

Were the instructions easy to follow? Very!
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I really like how quickly this pattern went together. After wrangling with my last project for what seemed like forever, it was great to crank this out in about 2 hours. I dislike having to cut this out with a single layer of fabric as well as installing the elastic in the neck. Next time I will just gather the center neck seam so it isn't bulky or stiff.

Fabric Used: A mystery knit from my stash. I had it labeled as 'Naples' which is either the color or where I bought it from. I'm pretty sure it's the color though, lol. The fabric was very slippery and as a result I have puckers in my sleeves from where I couldn't get them set in quite right. I think this is a combination of fabric and my cutting the sleeves a size larger so that I can layer. On the bright side they are pretty evenly spaced out so it still looks good.
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: I cut the sleeves in a large since other reviewers noted that it could be a little snug when layering. I also opted not to finish the hem that never ends and instead took the needles out of my serger and ran the edges through so the knife could clean up the edges. Does anyone else do that? Oh and I also lengthen the sleeves as I wasn't crazy about the cuff but still wanted long sleeves.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I would sew this again and plan on it. I would like one in a dark color, probably black. I highly recommend this to others. It went together very quickly and is quite versatile. I'm so glad I found this link which shows you how to wear it many different ways. It's like the infinity dress!
Conclusion: Solid pattern that I'm glad I picked up. Go get it and make your own fabulous cozy!

Bottom Line:
Fabric: 3 yds @ 1.93/yd=$5.79
Notions: thread and elastic from stash
Total: $5.79


Dei said...

So versatile and looking good.

Faye Lewis said...


Adrienne said...

Beautiful! Love the color!!

Myra said...

Beautiful color and great job! I'm adding this one to my list.