The Penelope Peplum - Cardigan Style
I have, inadvertently, made January my month of selfish sewing,
and I don't mind it one bit!
Today I'm here to share this Penelope Peplum from See Kate Sew that I stitched up for myself.
But of course, I couldn't leave well enough alone,
and turned it into a little springy cardigan.
It's now my favorite little cardigan in my closet!
(Do you like my "I Hate Getting My Picture Taken Face"? Haha!)
The pattern is so quick and easy to sew up.
If it wasn't for life getting in the way,
I definitely would have had this done, start to finish in a day.
To turn it into a cardigan I just lengthened the sleeves
and cut the front of the pattern down center front,
adding a bit for the button placket areas to overlap and for seam allowance.
(I should have added a bit more, it's a bit of a squeeze to get it buttoned up... Oops!)
I also had to alter the front facing patterns to extend all the way down the front of the shirt.
If I make another Cardi-Penelope, which I'm certain I will,
I would love to try a fun contrast binding for the neck and front instead of a facing.
The fabric I used was a cream knit I found at the thrift store ages ago.
It's heavier than a t-shirt knit, but not quite a sweatshirt knit,
and I've been holding onto it waiting for the perfect cardigan pattern to come along.
It is so perfect for this little Peplum I can't believe it!
The buttons are also a favorite I've been hoarding for just the right project.
This clean sweater is the perfect backdrop for those cheery yellow darlings.
Now that I have this sweater to go with my Palos Verdes Violet Blouse,
I am so ready for spring to get here!
Oh right, it's not even the end of January yet... ;]
Be sure to pop over to See Kate Sew to see the rest of the peplums being sewn up!
by michael ann