It’s release day! It’s release day! This cardigan was one of the longest teases we’ve ever done with Patterns for Pirates and it’s fun to finally be releasing it. Ready to see what I made? (I will link all of the fabrics and patterns at the bottom of the post, in case you’re wanting to know about them.)
I made three Cocoon Cardigans during testing total. But no worries, there will be more to come. I’m not much of a layers girl…but I think Judy has me sucked into this one. Damnit Judy. You’re always making me turn my “I never wear _____” into “I love them, how many can I make before my closet explodes?”
Let’s talk about the three I made. First up was a long sleeved version, in a tunic length, with the short neckband. No pockets. No extra frills….because I had loud fabric and felt like it didn’t need any extras.
Loud fabric? Me? Unheard of!
The stars fabric is an ITY. So it’s not the warmest thing to wear on my body in November/December but the drape is lovely. The only trouble I had was figuring out what to wear underneath…since I tend to not own too many solid colored tops.
I joked in the P4P release blog post that this style cardigan is like wearing a hug. And it’s so true! It just wraps perfectly around you, in a very hug-like way.
The tunic length is pretty fab. Especially since it’s skinnies season and sometimes you need a little extra coverage in the bum area. I’m not a leggings girl but I am a jeggings girl. And I don’t always love feeling like my tush is on display.
Oh. And the other thing about this pattern? It’s crazy fast to sew up. CRAZY FAST. It’s a dolman style sleeve (just like the Sweet Tee and the Pumpkin Spice) , so the sleeves are quick-quick-quick to attach.
The second Cocoon Cardigan I made for myself was 3/4 sleeve, with patch pocketsssssssss, elbow patches, and a short neckband.
AND. The best part??
PURPLE. PLAID. SWEATER KNIT. (Basically my version of fabric heaven.)
Pockets are never necessary for me. Like, I’m not putting anything into my dress or sweater pockets. But damnit, it’s so nice to have a place to put your hands! I have this habit of standing with my arms crossed and looking off-putting during conversations with people. So these pockets save me from being a total awkward turd.
Well, they mostly save me from it. It’s like 75% hand placement, 25% dorky laughing and story telling to avoid any silent moments.
I told you that this style is like wearing a hug right? Seriously! How do you not want to cuddle yourself into this cardigan??
The final cardigan that I made was in a cropped length, short sleeves (with cuffs), and still that short band. The cropped version to me just asks to be paired with a dress. So I did just that. I had this sequin jersey fabric from earlier this year and felt like it would be perfect to pair with a dress for the 203948309 upcoming Christmas parties I’ll be attending.
When I finished making this, I told the girls in testing that it was a “boob hugger”. Haha. Sorry, I really need to grow up sometimes. But it’s what it is to me! And I don’t mean it in a bad way…I swear! It just happens to cup the girls just so… (Goodness, someone ban me from the internet.)
Isn’t this just perfect for pairing with a dress though? I love a pattern that can be used for multiple purposes! I’m all about having go-to’s that you know fit well!
Oh boy. And now here comes the hard part….tracking down all of my fabrics. Luckily enough, I purchased all of them from the same site. So that’s a first, right? Here are the dirty details:
Pattern: Cocoon Cardigan by Patterns for Pirates
Fabrics all from Fabric.com : Navy Stars (similar) | Red/White Stripe | Purple Buffalo Plaid | Grey Sequins
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