Documenting my sewing adventures, and the ins and outs of learning to adjust patterns for a perfect fit.

Speckle love Simplicity 8469

Happy Saturday

So I may have ordered some fabric last night and honestly I really don't need anymore. Today when the emails came I just deleted didn't even open them up.

My last two orders have been from Fabric Mart.... Their sales be so good tho. Next year I want to focus on mixing the fabric love ❤️. So I want to either visit or make a purchase from the following places and if you know of any I should check out drop a comment with the name.
Style Makers Fabric
Stone Mountain Fabrics
Cali Fabrics
Emma One Sock - ordered once
Mood Fabric
La Finch Fabric - ordered once
Metro Textiles - New York
Gorgeous Fabrics
Textile Discount Fabric - Chicago
Promenade Fine Fabric - ordered once


Now moving right along I picked up this Simplicity for View C and D. The short jacket and the vest.
I really liked the shoulder on the vest.Image result for simplicity 8469

I used this double knit I got from Fabric Mart last year I think. I didn't like the feel of it for a dress but knew it would be fine as a cardigan. Well I guess technically this may not be considered a cardigan but just roll with it.

The directions were pretty straightforward. I cut a size 18. I did not grade up for the hips like I normally do. Now the pattern pieces only have the bust measurements so I had to measure the flat pieces for the waist and the hips. I think I checked the measurements a lot and it seemed that a 18 would be fine.

I love the pattern although the facing on the sleeve didn't go as easy as I hoped. Also once the sleeve was faced or rather arm hole the off the shoulder part that I liked about this pattern seemed to have been minimize.

I also had to hand sew on the snaps. First time for that. I thought I was making great speed until I realized I had mixed the top and the bottoms on one side and I was installing them wrong. Lol 😂

Right now I'm focusing on building my wardrobe. So for the next week or so I will be making cardigans. I had so much focus on Fall but the weather is Summer Summer so I have clothes that can't come out to play for now.

Well until next time Sew on



Simplicity 8469 View C Front Detail w/Snaps


Simplicity 8469 View C Front Detail w/Snaps



Simplicity 8469 View C Pockets

Simplicity 8469 View C Back View

Simplicity 8469 View C Closed









Simplicity 8469 View C 

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1 comment

  1. Love that pattern--great cardigan. Looking forward to seeing more!

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