Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Meridian Cardi for Imagine Gnats Pattern Tour


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I am excited to be posting today as part of the Imagine Gnats January Pattern Tour.  You know I love my Bess Dress pattern and now I'll share my love of the Meridian Cardi for Women.




I just love my reversible cardi and it was SO fast to sew.  Rachael's directions are clear, concise and filled with pictures to help you out.  You can definitely use a serger, but I just used my sewing machine to make my cardi.  I just used a ball point needle and a slight zig zag so the seam has some give to match the knit.  I bought both of my knits from girl charlee



I made my cardigan a few months ago as a pattern tester and I waited until the last minute to get it sewn up.  Of course it rained that day and so I photographed it inside with the door open trying to get a little light.  





The bunnies on the fabric I chose ended up being a little larger than I expected.  I still love them.  This is a great layering piece to wear for a cold day like today - two layers of knit on top of my base layer.  Perfect!

Here are the rest of the bloggers participating in the January Pattern Tour:

Inder Loves Folk Art / mon petit lyons / Sew Delicious
la inglesita / Miss Matatabi / Rae Gun Ramblings
Welcome to the Mouse House / Casa Crafty
Make it Handmade / Made with Moxie / Buzzmills
girl like the sea / just me jay / Play Crafts
Sew Well Maide / Sew Charleston / Mingo and Grace
Caila Made / Sewbon / do Guincho / call ajaire
Alison Glass / a.Amelia Handmade / Bored & Crafty
you & mie / Stitched Together / things for boys
fake it while you make it / Sanae Ishida
Behind the Hedgerow / I Seam Stressed / Charming Doodle
The Crafty Kitty / Siestas & Sewing / Figgy's

And just in case you haven't heard, Rachael not only has some awesome patterns in her shop, she also has fabric now!  How amazing are these double gauze reversible polka dots?!?  


4 comments:

  1. i LOVE the bunnies! they inspired my pink pig version, in fact ;) thanks for being on the tour!!

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  2. Hi Courtney. I love this recersible cardi too - two outfits for the effort of one! I too am making this for the tour. One the agenda for this week. Cheers, Karen

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  4. I love the fact that the cardigan is reversible.

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