Everyone has basic clothes in his wardrobe. The daily basic pieces you always rely on and in your preferred colour scheme. Which garments that can be vary from person to person. My personal basic pieces are jeans, T-shirts, Chanel-style jackets and LBD.
My decision to make my own clothes made that I also had to sew cardigans. The most of my RTW bought cardigans are worn-out. I made the Blackwood cardigan a while ago and a Pruella Cardigan jOne for my mother. This cardigan was still on my list.
I came across some stashed fabrics and one of them was a jersey. One meter Eco friendly light pink with small grey stripes. This was perfect for a new basic T-shirt.
The soft pink Pruella Cardigan jOne
Sometimes you are lucky and come across some fabric. In this case a soft pink bouclé fabric with some stretch. It made a perfecte match with the Stenzo jersey.
I made my Pruella jOne Cardigan version in size S. This version is also 10 centimeter shorter than the original cardigan. The sleeves are drafted 12 centimeters longer so the now end on the wrists. Hems of the body and sleeves are visible stitched at 4 centimeters.
The stitching wasn’t always easy: the loops of the fabric sometimes hooked into the presser foot.
Time and Costs:
Time T-shirt: cutting 30 minutes; stitching and finishing 4 hours
Time jOne: copying pattern and making alterations 60 minutes; cutting 30 minutes; stitching and finishing 7 hours
Costs T-shirt: fabric € 12,95; yarn € 2,50
Costs jOne: fabric € 17,50; yarn € 3,00
Musthave Cardigan jOne combination
Now that much of my RTW clothes have left my wardrobe this T-shirt and cardigan are a great addition to my basic pieces. The T-shirt is a good basic one and can combined with more pieces then this jOne.
I used a light weighted slightly stretchy bouclé fabric. My cardigan is a delight to wear and will be also suitable during a cool Summer evening. The pockets hidden in the front seams are a great style feature.
My next project will be some unselfish sewing. It will be visible here next week.