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

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