DIY, How I Wore It, sewing

The Black Maxi Cardigan – B6495

Just dropping in to give a quick review of one of my latest makes. I purchased a maxi cardigan from Old Navy last year but I wasn’t totally sold on the style.

I decided to give it another shot but this time I decided to make my own using some of the fleece lined Jersey that I also used to make my Bardot style top (click here) and Victoria Beckham inspired top (click here).

In retrospect I could have bought a pattern already long enough with pockets but I wasn’t sure how I’d feel about the style so I decided to modify a pattern that I already owned.

In the end it was a fun make. I freestyled some interesting patch pockets and also had the satisfaction of using and modifying a pattern that I already owned.

I am super happy with the results.


Pattern Description: Misses’ Knit Off-the-Shoulder Top, Dress and Jumpsuit, Jacket, and Pull-On Pants
Close-fitting top, dress and jumpsuit have off the shoulder neckline and sleeve options. Jacket is very loose fitting. Close-fitting pull-on pants have wide waistband.

I made the Jacardigan (At least that’s what I’m calling it)

Pattern Sizing: I made it in a size 14.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? For the most part yes….just longer and with pockets.

Were the instructions easy to follow?Very Easy.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?I have no dislikes. I originally bought the pattern for the top but thought that I would rather use it to try out making a maxi cardigan.

Fabric Used:Fleece Lined Jersey

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:< I added length. I think 15 inches. I added a pair of patch pockets that I free styled after watching a you tube video to get a general Idea of how to draft my own.

Would you sew it again?I think I will make at least one more if I can find the right fabric. I’d love some sort of bold graphic print.

Conclusion:  Great pattern. Would have gone a whole lot faster if I hadn’t made any modifications.

3 thoughts on “The Black Maxi Cardigan – B6495”

    1. Thank you. I’m very proud that it’s mostly memade. I’ve been sewing a lot more lately but mainly stretchy items because my doctor asked me to lose weight ( some years back 😉 still working on that. I lose and After seeing your animal print post I new I needed to add at least one piece.😘

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      1. You are so sweet Angie. And such a fun and honest person. I really enjoy getting to know you more each time I read you. And you do have lots of talent in the making of clothing. You are definitely a very creative person. Keep up the good work. xoxo


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