The end of summer brings with it some weird temperature changes. During the day, it might be sweltering, but as the sun drops, you might find yourself huddled next to the bonfire at a late night barbecue. For this season, transitional pieces will be your best friend. The Willow Cardigan can be made with a variety of fabrics to help you through late summer and into fall. This waffle knit is lightweight and nearly sheer, making it the perfect addition to your Pre-Fall wardrobe!
Fabrics & materials used:
- 2-3 yards Rose Waffle Sweater Knit
- MDF068 – The Willow Cardigan Sewing Pattern (free download below!)
All seam allowances are 1/2″ unless otherwise stated. See chart below for sizing specifications. Note, this specific pattern is available up to a size 30.
Once your pattern pieces are all cut out, attach your front and back panels at the shoulders and sides. This fabric doesn’t fray too much, but I still used French seams to make it a little more neat and tidy inside the garment.
Sew your neckline facings together along one of the shorter edges.
Fold it in half along the length, and then attach it along the neckline and center front of your cardigan. The center seam should line up with the center back of your garment.
Add your upper sleeves at each of the armholes, lining up any notches.
Fold your lower sleeve in half and sew along the curved side, like you see below.
Fold the sleeve in half and then pin one layer to the bottom of your upper sleeve.
The upper sleeve should be evenly gathered into the lower sleeve, like you see below.
Fold the raw edges of the second layer of your lower sleeve inward and slip-stitch inside your sleeve to close.
Lastly, take your pocket pieces, roll the top edge and edge-stitch so you have a clean finish.
Fold the other three raw edges inward and pin it to your front panel. Top-stitch into place.
Hem the very bottom of your cardigan and it’s ready to wear!
Can’t wait to see this.
Me encantó este cárdigan está precioso ,lo quiero hacer.gracuas gracias.
Me encanta y me gustaría. Hacerlo
Me gusta mucho quisiera hacerlo
LOVE the free patterns, but a style line illustration for each would be a great addition.
We just started making them! They’ll be coming out with every pattern moving forward starting Monday and we’ll be going back and doing them for past patterns as well 🙂
love the patterns and happy about the coming line drawings. can we have the ability to download and save the entire page without having to copy the pages? file > preview > save to would be so helpful for printing out once the fabric has been purchased instead of having to print first, purchasing and then tracking down the pattern, lost in the pattern drawer forever
Love this! Thank you so much! Can’t wait to get it made!!
I sewed this cardigan up and I am completely in love with it. I already have another one planned. The only issue I had with my first make of this was that the fabric was a lighter knit, so I think my pockets would have held their shape better with some interfacing. I’ve kind of been in a sewing block lately, so I’m glad that the satisfaction from sewing the Willow cardigan has kind of revved up my sewing desire again.
Love your patterns! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity!
Gracias por los patrones gratuitos para poder realizarlos!!
Gracias por los patrones gratuitos para poder realizarlos!! Gracias Mood Fabrics por tan bonito diseño del cardigan!!
Estilo muy elegante y sencilla
I love this pattern! Just worth it to note though – I had a 2 yard cut of a gorgeous stretch cable knit sweater, and it wasn’t enough for a size 10/14. Luckily I was able to Frankenstein one lower sleeve piece and hide the patchwork. Definitely 2.5/3 yards required. Can’t wait to sew it up!!
Grazie, ho scaricato il cartamodello. Sarà bellissimo. Ciao dall’Italia.
Ciao Paola, Mi chiedevo se alla fine hai cucito il cardigan? Io ne ho appena finito uno e sono soddisfatta del risultato, ma ho avuto problemi con la parte sotto delle maniche che è risultata essere troppo stretta. Ho dovuto quindi tagliarle nuovamente (e meno male che avevo abbastanza tessuto). Sono stata pigra a non verificare la misura prima, ma credevo fosse proporzionato con il resto del modello che taglia bene. Niente volevo solo avvertirti qualora tu dovessi ancora cucirlo. Ciao Ciao!
Should we add the seam allowances or are they included? Thank you !
Hi Anna! A 1/2″ seam allowance is already included. 🙂
What kind of needle did you use on your machine?
Hi Amanda! For a jersey like this, I used a ballpoint needle. 🙂
In the sewing instructions above it says to fold the sleeve in half and sew along the curve but the way the pattern is set to cut it doesn’t sew up like that. The pattern piece says to cut 4 but for that step to make sense you would have to cut the sleeve on the fold twice not 4 times. Just thought I would comment in case anyone else made the mistake to cut the sleeve without thinking about it first.
Fantastic garment! I would like to make this pattern using a woven plaid, any suggestions for fitting instructions? Thank you!
Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful pattern. I made it for a friend and It was wonderful! i did some modifications (it was too long for my friend) and I had to cut the lower sleeves twice (and I was lucky that I had enough textile) because the one in my size 4/6 were too tight (couldn’t fit the forearm) so I ended it up cutting them in size 16/18 and thinking and still I had to leave not much seam allowance and avoid to finish properly with the french seam. Does anyone had the same problem, or maybe it was just me? the fabric (a vintage jersey from 70ies) was maybe not enough stretchy.
Hi! Any tips for sewing this fabric with a normal sewing machine? The seams ended up being too bulky and wavy, please help 🙁
Hi there! Have you tried a walking foot for your machine? They’re a dream for avoiding wavy seams! 🙂
loving that sleve
Where is the link please to download the Willow Cardigan.
Hi Heidi, after filling out the download form you should receive an email containing a link for the pattern. However if that isn’t working for you, email [email protected] and they’ll send you the pattern!
J’en ai déjà cousu 3 et je suis entrain d’en faire un quatrième. Patron basique que l’on doit avoir dans sa garde robe