Sophia Stretch Double Knit Black* rom Fabric.com that I've been stashing for a while. It is black and therefore impossible to photograph well. I paired it with my pencil skirt from this post and my red leather obi belt from this post. Personally, I think everyone needs a red leather obi belt (Karen, I am talking to you). They kick ass. Back to the cardigan. I can see this being a great winter staple here in Alaska. I love the shoulder pleating (that you can't see) and the large pseudo-lapels (that you can't see *cough, cough*). I will probably wear it with a belt. This might force me to make a few more leather belts. Oh, and I'm wearing this Burda wool tank underneath.
The back and sides are straight cut and skim the hips nicely. Of course you can't see that in this photo because of the obi belt but squint your eyes, cock your head, and pretend.
Here it is on the floor. You can see the pleating and the double-layer lapel. It makes a very nice thick edge to your cardigan.
Let's see; other tidbits. I made my normal Jalie size which is a Q. That corresponds to a size 34 in BWOF. The sleeves/shoulder on this are snug. I will wear this with a very thin knit top or a tank underneath. My Sophia doubleknit barely passes the "does this have enough stretch" test so that is probably part of it. But, even if it were stretchier, it would be snug. I will not go up a size because I like how it fits but you have been warned.
Hmmmm, what next? I don't know either. I'm thinking of some jeans or trousers. But, a wool coat has also been calling me. Decisions, decisions . . .
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