Red ponte long flowing jacket - CSews.com

I am still working on sewing from my stash – slowly getting to my 30-yard goal as part of the Whole 30 Fabric Challenge. I started this challenge back in July. The idea is to sew 30 yards of fabric before you buy any more fabric. I bought about 3 yards of red ponte in New York a few years ago and I decided that I needed to sew it up. I found the Madison Cardigan pattern by Style Sew Me. The pattern envelope says Madison Cardigan but the website says “Madison Waterfall Long Cardigan,” which is a better description. Ponte was a suggested fabric. Perfect.

I decided to skip making a mock-up because I didn’t want to buy any more ponte. So I threw caution to the wind and just went ahead and cut size L (bust 39.5″/100.5 cm, hip 41.5″ 105.5 cm). The pattern size range goes from x-small to 3X (bust 32″/51 cm, hip 54″/137 cm).

I didn’t measure the pattern pieces or... [read more]