Do you dream of a DIY cardigan? No problem. What do we need? I chose 3 meters Plum Pattern Build-Up Stretch Fabric (CLICK HERE).
First I drew on the material all the elements (all dimensions in cm).
But how to draw a curve visible on the front and the back? Let's mark the dimensions that we have as points on the material, then draw a curve between them.
I drew it on back then put the front to it, drew it and cut it out.
You can see all the elements below.
The proposed sleeves have a rectangular shape, so after sewing they would give a kimono effect. If you feel like it, just leave them. I decided to narrow them towards the wrist. I marked 13cm from the side of the wrist on the folded sleeve.
I connected it diagonally with the beginning of the sleeve next to the armpit. I cut it out.
I didn’t do it perfectly, but I improved when sewing the sleeves (yes! This is the moment for the first seams!). First, I basted them, then I just sewn them on the machine.
I used a straight stitch to sew and a zigzag to sew an edge. Then I applied the sewn-in sleeve to the front and back folded together to mark the gap that should remain unstitched as a place for the sleeve.
Next I sewed the front and back together. I put the sleeve in the gap, fastened with pins and sewn in.
At this stage, the effects of work are already visible. You can put on your cardigan and see if these dimensions suit you. I left the length and long sleeves because I like them, but if you want to shorten something, now is the time. Once you set the lengths, we will start finishing the edges and hook them up about 1 cm with pins.
You can start sewing.
Now it's time to get on the belt. We fold it in half so that the left side is outside.
We sew one end of the strap and the free edge, leave the other sewn off to turn the whole strap to the right.
We secure the non-stitched edge with a pin.
Next we sew the entire belt on the machine.
We do the same with belt loops.
Sew ready loops at waist height. We pull the strap through it and it's ready!
You can use many of our materials to make a similar creation, e.g.
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