If you’ve been following my blog or instagram – you will know that I have a very solid love for New Horizons (affiliate link)! I have made countless patterns from the designer, and have had good luck with fitting (once I add in my my standard adjustments). This experience was no different, and for my #watchawearinjanuary post, I wanted to share one of my latest makes – the Vermont Cardigan -since I seriously want to wear it every day!
As you can see from the design drawings below, the pattern is extremely versatile and can be dressed up or down! I’ve seen a couple patterns for long cardigans and a couple for your standard cropped – but it’s truly unique to be able to get so much value from the pattern by having the ability to fit once and sewing multiple times for multiple occasions!
I personally decided to sew up the cropped length, banded bottom, long-sleeve, crew-neck with a narrow binding sweater (try saying THAT three times fast! 😂 ) in a double brushed poly from Knitpop. I got the material in a bundle along with the fabric I used for my Diana Wrap dress, previously blogged here. Shhh – it was like wearing pajamas to work!!
For many of my fellow seamstresses (present company included), sewing on buttonholes is a real pain -enough so that occasionally things end up in the UFO (unfinished object pile)… Determined to not have that happen, and conveniently immediately after Katie at The Creative Counselor did a post on finishing up her Deer and Doe Bruyere with snaps – I knew I had a clear path forward (no buttons – just the snaps, ma’am)!
Like all good users of social media, I put out polls on my instagram and facebook, and got just enough feedback to remain… confused – whelp button/snap-less it is (for now)… I love this so much, and know this pattern will be an incredible addition to anyone’s capsule wardrobe! Because I love it so much, I asked the designer if she would run a special sale for my readers – and she is offering 25% off with the code ‘VERMONT CARDIGAN‘ (affiliate link) for the next week!!! Make sure you hurry up and grab your copy, if you don’t already have it!
Thanks for reading! Beyond the coupon code above, for additional prizes, Ti (the tour host) has secured 2 prize packs specifically for this tour! She’s giving away a total of 59 patterns and $235 worth of gift cards! Be sure to come back every day to register for chances to win:
Prize pack #1: 28 patterns, $100 in store credit to Raspberry Creek Fabrics and a $20 gift card to Mummykins and me.
Prize pack #2: 28 patterns, $30 credit to posh prints, $25 credit to You made something, $20 credit to P4P AND 2 yards art gallery fabric +1 coordinate from NR fabrics.
Sunday, January 22nd: Sewing By Ti , Embrace Everyday
Monday, January 23rd: Sewing By Ti, Tenille’s Thread
Tuesday, January 24th: Robynne & the Bobbin, Harper + Lu
Wednesday, January 25th: Mahlica Designs
Thursday, January 26th: Sew Sophie Lynn, Creative Counselor, Crafty Like a Rox
Friday, January 27th: Everything Your Mama Made and More
Saturday January 28th: Sewingly Michelle, Sewing By Ti, Wild and Wanderful
Click on the links to get to the Rafflecopter giveaway and Link Party! You can also see the full set of sponsors below:
Good luck, and may your bobbin always be full,
Note – this blog post contains affiliate links. You are of course under ZERO obligation to click through to any of the links included; however, if you do and make a purchase, I will be very modestly compensated and will likely add it to my stash fabric fund!
Love this! now off to see if I have any PayPal left
Haha – hope you found some paypal money!!! 🙂
I love this~ No buttons and button holes to worry about, casual and comfy! Great job!
Isn’t that the best??? I felt like I had hit the jackpot by leaving them off!!!
love the floral cardi! are your snaps hidden??? never thought of doing that!
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Nope – didn’t even bother adding them, lol
This is GORGEOUS. And now I’m seriously considering yet another pattern. Do I need another pattern? …
OMG – you ALWAYS need another pattern — I’m going to go with YESSSSSS!!!
You’re adorable!! Now go make another without the band on the bottom, and send it to me ^.^
Bwahahaha – it rocks, right? I didn’t know how I would feel about it, but I seriously adore it — dark colors and florals are such a nice match!
Looks beautiful, i love the flower print (they are really hard to find)
lg Sabine Michaela
Thank you! I see soooo many floral prints now that I’m into the sewing facebook communities – but I can imagine that in other places there are far fewer… I stopped by your site and I LOOOOVVVEEE your work! Thanks for stopping by my side of the blog-world!
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Thank you very much.
And I am allways excited to find new inspiring sewing bloggers.
Well it seems that flower prints in Switzerland are rare.
Lg Sabine Michaela