Today is one those bright, sunny and clear winter days. The temperature is around 20c , perfect for visiting the Art Gallery and wandering through the Japanese gardens at East Gosford.
Because the weather was warm I decided to wear my new “Twin Set”. The set is made from a beefy red rayon knit, a good layering piece. I used OOP Burda 2569 for the outside layer and the tank from Loes Hinse Sweater Set. While it was out on the cutting table I decided to make a few more and have completed another in a navy knit. This was the first one completed.
For the cardigan I made a size 42 straight out of the envelope, overlocked the seams and used a twin needle to finish the hems. I folded up the SA and sewed from the right side. Burda use this technique in many of their patterns. I suppose it gives a more formal look, whereas the rib finishing is a little ‘sportier’. The tank pattern from the Sweater Set has some great shaping-it actually comes out at the bust (side seam) giving a few extra centimetres. As well, it easy to get a nice finish for the v neck because of the centre front seam .