Friday, February 28, 2014

Self Care Sewing: Swoon Scarf Neck Cardigan

I'm going to make myself a bit vulnerable here, and post a selfie. A bathroom mirror selfie.

After procrastinating an entire month away, I finally got the pieces cut for my scarf neck cardigan by Swoon. Last night I pulled out the serger, and today I sewed it all together! It still needs hems on the sleeves and around the neck and bottom of the cardi, but I'm waiting til I figure out rolled hems to do that. ;)

So. Um. Here it is.


I cut off the top of my head, very attractively.

I had originally hoped to have the shades switched, to have the darker gray on the sides (it's slimming, you see, and...well. Anyway.) Buuut. It didn't work out that way, so I'm going with it! And you know what? 

Here's the thing. My body isn't perfect. I've had two kids, both of them c-sections, and things just don't stay the same. Neither is my cardigan perfect. The seams could use some help, I basically constructed the whole thing with a serger that I'm still very much in the process of learning, and it's a bit large. (That makes me feel pretty good though - I made an XL, what I'd typically wear. If an XL is too big, it's a happy day. LOL)

But I like myself. And I like my cardigan, and I will wear it happily because it's mine. I made something for me, for once! It's comfortable, cozy, oh-so-soft, and gray is one of my favorite - neutrals?

I will be making another one of these. Size Large. In hot pink, or bright red. And I will wear that one proudly, too.


This post is linking to a Pattern Revolution linky party for Self Care Sewing Month.

18 comments:

  1. Cute! It looks super duper cozy! Like, curl up with a good book kind of appeal! :) Jealous! Someday we WILL live close enough for you to teach me all this fun stuff!

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    1. Thanks! It is comfy for sure :) Someday we will have sewing lessons! lol

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  2. Sewing is a process, and all practice. You will get better over time, and time is in short supply when you are raising your family. Keep on sewing!! ;-)

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    1. Thank you, Maris :) I will! And I agree, time is in short supply - but I'm willing to make time to sew for my girls, so I should be for me too!

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  3. Good for you! I'm in the same boat - two kids, saggy bits, fluffy bits - but I'm working on liking my body and being a good role model for them! We need more L/XL sewing :) Hopefully I can work up some courage like you and post some of my selfcare sewings :)
    Amy

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    1. This was a scary post for me, but the response so far has been supportive, so it all worked out :) Post yours - nothing to be afraid of!! It's all in the mind, but unfortunately that's the highest hurdle!

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  4. How about your next one with both pink and red? I recently made jeans that I love, but have finally accepted that they are too big. It could be much worse. Enjoy!

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    1. That would be fun, Annette! Maybe I will! :) Why is sewing for ourselves so hard? Little ones are so much easier to fit :)

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  5. The cardigan looks great! And I agree that it's hard to sew for ourselves! So much more fun to sew for little ones!

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    1. Little clothes are just so cute :) and thank you!

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  6. I love the color blocking, I hadn't seen a swoon one like that! You look fabulous mama :)

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    1. Thank you Stephanie! It's such an easy pattern to color block, with the defined lines - I like it :)

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  7. I really like the color blocking. Nice job!

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  8. isn't it fun, sewing for yourself?! nice job on it!

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    1. It is...so different, but fun :) Thank you!

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  9. Great job!!! I LOVE the Scarf Neck Cardi...in fact...I'm wearing one right now too! lol!

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    1. Thank!! I saw yours on your blog post today, looks great :) And I love all your kids' outfits too!

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