Adding Lace Inserts to the Seen and Sewn Cozy Cardigan

Adding Lace Inserts to the Seen and Sewn Cozy Cardigan

Anyone who knows me knows that I am a year-round Cardigan wearer. Heavier long sleeve in the winter but I am also a sucker for a light short sleeve cardi in the warmer months.
For my second stop on the Seen & Sewn Together blog tour I picked the Cozi Cardigan. I knew I wanted to play around with some fun lace color blocking because other than just looking really cute it also helps give some more breathability in the really warm months. So I started sketching lace designs...

I picked a lovely buffalo plaid light hacci sweater knit and didn't want to go too over the top with the lace and take away from the plaid so I decided on the left insert (If you were hoping for the right don't fret! I am going to be making it and writing up instructions for it soon too <3 ) First things first I put together my pattern. Then I took my back panel piece and cut it where I wanted my design to be.

When you cut out the fabric for the back pieces you are going to want to remember to add a seam allowance to your two fabric pieces and to your lace piece. 


I serged the three pieces together and then topstitch where they are joined making the back one piece again just like the pattern originally called for and then go step by step following the actual pattern. 

This is such a fun, fast and comfy cardi pattern! I can't wait to see yours too!

Welcome to the Seen & Sewn Together blog tour.

Arielle from Seen & Sewn Patterns is creating patterns with a focus on encouraging people to join the #handmaderevolution by sewing their own handmade wardrobe. A nice group of sewing bloggers have joined together to share with you how we’ve taken the Seen & Sewn Patterns and let our creativity loose with them. We want to inspire you whether you’re just starting or well on your way to building your handmade wardrobe. The extra fun part for you is that we have a prize pack giveaway from Seen & Sewn Patterns that you can enter below. The prize pack for US residents includes 1 pattern of choice, a Slow Fashion Tee, and a Slow Fashion Pin. For our international readers the prize pack includes a copy of all Seen & Sewn PDF Patterns. Bonus! All entrants will receive a coupon code for a $1 pattern of choice -so make sure your email is up to date in your profile when entering.

The tour includes these talented sewists, so I hope you’ll follow along this week.

Monday June 17th

Sew 4 Five, Sewing A la Carte, Aurora Designs

Tuesday June 18th

Idle Sunshine, That’s Sew Lily, House of Estrella

Wednesday June 19th

Mahlicadesigns, Sewing with D, Fee Bricolo, Aurora Designs

Thursday June 20th

Let’s Go Hobby, Sewing from Scratch, Craftstyle Living, Mama You Can Make It

Friday June 21st

Claire Cruse, Make It Sew with the Bear and Pea Atelier, Sew Cute Couture by Kathy


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  • Sonja

    This really is amazing version of the cardigan.

  • Laurie Roberts

    How fun!

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