All Leopard-ed Up, a P4P Cardigan

Sep 16, 2021

As if I could go through an entire pattern test and not include leopard in my sewing.  You know me better than that….right?  So when I was digging through my fabrics for the perfect pairing with the new All Buttoned Up cardigan, I found this sweet leopard print and knew it had to be done.  It NEEDED to become a new cardigan.

I’m all about print mixing, and this Sweetheart skirt of mine gets a lot of use….pretty much every season.  I’m pretty sure that black and white polka dots go with everything. Wearing it with this All Buttoned Up sweater was one of my better choices I’ve made in 2021 so far.

Let’s recap all of the goodness involved in this new release, shall we?

  • Multiple hem lengths
    • Cropped
    • Shirt
    • Tunic
    • Knee
  • Multiple Sleeve lenghts
    • Short
    • 3/4
    • Long, hemmed
    • Long, cuffed
  • A front button placket with hemmed bottoms and an easy to add collar
  • Back bodice seaming, to help keep away any pooling above your tush
  • Multiple neckline options
    • Crew
    • Vneck
    • Scoop
  • Fitted bodice and sleeves, with just enough room for layering

The options I made here were: Short Sleeves, Crew Neckline, Shirt length.

Typically you don’t find me in crew neck / higher neckline tops.  But surprisingly this one didn’t feel like it was choking me out.  I know it’s all mental — maybe because I know there are buttons that I can undo if I start to feel too conservative.  (And yes, I know there is gaping at my bust in these photos.  But it’s mostly due to my fault of not adding more buttons…and also due to me being my own photographer all the time and not always remembering to check if everything is in place.  You’ll have to excuse me sometimes.)

One of my favorite parts of this draft is the back seaming.  Judy added a sway back adjustment into the pattern itself, so this cardigan (no matter the length!) in the adult sizes will be avoiding a bunch of pooling of fabric right above your bum.

As you can tell by this next photo of me standing and laughing with myself in my driveway, I’m pretty excited about my new cardigan.

But really, who wouldn’t be?  It’s the tops!

Patterns: All Buttoned Up by Patterns for Pirates
Fabric: Leopard Sweater Knit, sent to me by a sweet friend

Disclosure: As always, you’ll find some affiliate links scattered within my post, which means I receive a small amount of compensation if you end up purchasing something I’ve recommended.  Keep in mind that I link these companies and their products because of their quality and not because of the commission I receive from your purchases. The decision is yours, and whether or not you decide to buy something is completely up to you.  Purchasing from my links does not alter the pricing in any way for you, it simply helps feed my sewing, creating and blogging habits.  Thank you for your support!

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Welcome to Wild+Wanderful!  I’m Katy.
Momma. Wife. West Virginian.
Designer. 
Dreamer. Coffee Consumer.
DIY-er. 
Craft Beer Enthusiast.
Purple Obsessor. Lover of Handmade.

MILDLY WILD. MOSTLY WANDERFUL.

LATEST FREEBIES

Poe’s BB-8 Sweater :: FREE Lego Star Wars Inspired Silhouette + Cricut Cut Files!

I have been OBSESSED with making this top for myself for over a year now.  The day has finally come and I'm now moving my obsession to the finished item.  I freaking love it so much. Maybe I should fill you in on why I'm so excited about this new top of...

Variant :: FREE Loki Alligator Inspired Silhouette + Cricut Cut Files!

If you haven't watched the Loki series on Disney+ yet, stop everything you're doing and binge away.  IT. IS. SO. GOOD. Seriously.  It serves up a lot of fanfare but also provides a lot of goodness for the less nerdy individuals out there.  Plus Tom...

The Moseyer Skirt | A New FREEBIE Wrap Skirt Pattern, by Wild + Wanderful!

I am overwhelmingly excited to share that I have *officially* released another pattern on this very website!!  Let me tell you all about The Moseyer Skirt, y'all!! This is a beginner pattern, featuring an adorable true-wrap style skirt, with a sweet little tulip hem...

The Voyager Skirt | A New FREEBIE Circle Skirt Pattern, by Wild + Wanderful!

So I did a thing.  And that thing was do a bunch of math and take the guess work and math out of circle skirts for you -- by releasing a FREE pattern: The Voyager Skirt!! Well....I released two patterns, because...

Granny Square Heart Drink Sweater | Free Crochet Pattern + Video Tutorial!

Whenever I'm in the mood to crochet something but want it to be a short and sweet project, I immediately start crocheting these granny square hearts.  I'm mildly obsessed with them..you have no idea how many heart squares I have in my "WIP" pile.  Whoops. I shared...

How to Open Digital Cut Files in Silhouette Studio (PLUS 4 Free Schitts Creek Downloads)

Happy New Year, ya Wild Bunch!  I thought I'd kick off 2021 with a little video tutorial AND a four-pack of free digital cut file downloads.  Not a bad way to party into the new year, am I right? I'm a huge fan of creating digital cut files for you, but...

RECENT POSTS

Fabric for Pirates :: May 2022 Reveal

It's the best kind of day because it's reveal day!  The 15th of each month means I get to share what I made with my monthly fabric shipment -- and watch all of the photos roll in from all of...

May the 4th:: 2022

Happy May the 4th, friends!  Next to Halloween, I think it's safe to say that this is my favorite holiday.  I mean.....everyone celebrating Star Wars in one unified front?  Sign me up! As per my usual antics, I made a new outfit for the day.  I know, I know.  I didn't...

Fabric for Pirates :: April 2022 Reveal

Happy reveal day!  I always look forward to the mid-way point each month so we can see what everyone has made with our fabric shipment! Here's what I created with mine: a [eafl id="252959"...

A Surreal Sewing Moment :: The Sugar Maple Skirt!

It's a pattern release day at Patterns for Pirates, y'all!  And this one is EXTRA SUPER DUPER SPECIAL because the pattern is mine!  It's my first ::official:: pattern launch under the P4P name and I am full of all the feels.  ALL of them.  I'm teary eyed, shaking,...

AFFILIATES