It’s about time those Mermaids release a cardigan pattern, am I right?  Megan T. has been working hard to bring out alllllll of the cuteness that you’ve been wanting in a cardi.  Are you ready to learn a little about it?  Say hello to Mama Darcey…because you’re about to become bffs with her this fall and winter.  And spring.  And summer.  (And then repeat.)

Darcey can be made with a ton of variations.

— Three lengths (Tunic, Duster, and Dramatic High-Low).
— Vest or Sleeves (short, 3/4, or long).
— Oversized Hood or Neckband.
— Optional side vents, pockets, elbow patches.

I was super boring and only made one version…or at least only one version that I was able to get photos of.  I have another on my cutting table that just needs hemmed, so I’ll make sure to share that when I finish it!  Maybe I was boring for only having made one, but I don’t think you can call my Mama Darcey boring at all.  It’s delightful in this high-low length, with a banded front finishing and long sleeves.  I found this leopard in the RedTag section of JoAnn Fabrics and knew it needed to become a new fall cardigan.  This fabric makes for a great transition piece for the weather.

I’m not going to lie to you guys.  I’m terrible at wearing layers.  I used to be a hoodie girl in high school and college…and then I randomly stopped wearing them.  Like, I don’t own a single hoodie any longer.  But I never really replaced those beloved sweatshirts with anything.  Maybe I should learn how to layer.  I think I’m going to start stalking (well….stalking more than normal) all of Megan T’s photos so I can learn how to dress like her.

It’s hard to tell in my photos because of the print, but there is a back seam on the Darcey.  And it’s a crazy quick sew.  The fit is relaxed, but still body skimming and can be worn open or totally would be adorable with buttons or snaps going down the front, to keep it closed.

The wind was NOT my friend while I was trying to snap these photos.  So you’ll have to excuse my insane hair, and the fact that my Darcey is blowing all over the place in these photos.  You work with what you can, you know?


Pattern: Mama Darcey by Made for Mermaids (Girls’ Version HERE)

Fabric: White Leopard Knit, Similar HERE

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