Wait.... You're telling me I can feel like I'm wearing a blanket all day and still look CUTE?!?!?!

Wait.... You're telling me I can feel like I'm wearing a blanket all day and still look CUTE?!?!?!

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Ohh.My.GOODNESS!!!!! When I saw the Tanacross from Pattern Niche I was like 😍 that looks super cute and super comfy.... I knew I NEEDED to make one for my new fall wardrobe. I grabbed some AMAZING Chunky Waffle Knit, pulled up the pattern and prepared myself for a night of sewing. Little did I know that not only is this the most comfortable cardigan I've EVER owned, it's also probably the EASIEST pattern I've ever sewn!!! 


I sewed my first Tanacross up and was SHOCKED at how fast it went.... I had planned on spending my whole evening sewing this up, but instead I found myself wondering what the heck I was supposed to do now. I mean I could maybe actually go to bed at a decent time, or throw caution to the wind and sew up a few more. Let me just warn you once you sew one of these AMAZING caridgans up you are going to be ADDICTED and sew up a MILLION more!!!! That's right, I decided I don't really need sleep when I can SEW right?!?!?! 🤣🤣🤣 I had some BEAUTIFUL Ivory and Gold Sweater Knit that I had grabbed from the SALE section that was PERFECT for sewing up my next one!!!


Can I just say.... BEST DECISION EVER!!!! I LOVE this cardigan.... From start to finish it takes me 49 minutes 😲 It only takes 7 minutes to cut the whole thing out!!!! 


YES I did time it 🤣 It helps that there are only 3 pieces (4 if you count the second sleeve, but do we really need to be knitpicky 😬). The colar piece being part of the front bodice is GENIUS!!!! I decided the next day I needed to make more because, well can you ever have enough COZY cardigans? Check out the entire process in this video: 


Sewing up the Tanacross from Pattern Niche is such a FAST sew 😲 @ashandelmlimitedtextiles ##patternniche ##sewing ##cardigan ##ashandelmlimitedtextiles

♬ TiK ToK - Kesha

Now that my closet has a few of these AMAZING cardigans in it it's definitely starting to feel fall ready, but of course theres always room for a few more right? If you are thinking you'd like to get in on this action then come join us for a week long sew along over in our Facebook Group

The Tanacross is an AMAZING pattern for beginner and experienced sewists alike! Not only is it easy to whip up, but there are so many ways you could hack the pattern to change it up. I'm thinking about trying my hand at a fully lined hooded Tanacross next, and I DEFINITELY want to add some pockets in!!! 

The Tanacross comes in both ADULT (xx-small - 26) sizes and KIDS (12-18months - 16) sizes, and has an option to make your own fringe as well as knee and hip length versions!!! 

Check out the AWESOME fringe on this one made by the AMAZING Sylvia:

Not only did she make that FABULOUS Cardigan for herself, but being the creative GENIUS that she is she decided to use a panel to make the most ASTONISHING one for her little cutie 🤯


Is that not the most ADORABLE thing you've ever seen?!?!?!?!?!?! 😍😍😍😍

Okay that's it, I NEED to order ALL the panels to do this now! Don't forget that ALL non bundled patterns are 20% off right now at Pattern Niche and that you can get 15% off ALL fabrics at Ash and Elm through the end of the month by using code Niche72836andElm356. We also have an AWESOME contest going on over on Facebook.... Just sew up any Pattern Niche pattern, or sew something using Ash and Elm and share it using the #MyAshandElm to be entered for a chance to get 3 Patterns of your choice from Pattern Niche AND a $25 shop credit from Ash and Elm!!!! You DEFINITELY DO NOT want to miss out on that! What fabric and patterns would you pick out if you won?

xoxo- Melissa



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