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Pattern: Be Mine Cardigan
Designer: Ellie & Mac
Fabrics: Rib Knit from Clover & Co Fabrics
Measurements: Chest: 21″; Waist 20.5″; Hips 21″
Size made: XXL
Adjustments: None
Pros: I love love LOVE this cardigan. It is so flattering and I just love the way it sits
Cons: No pockets. Not hard to add, but no pockets is hard to take haha.


The Wrap Up:

I LOVE this cardigan. The first one I made in a rib knit from Spotlight was so so flattering that I knew I had to make another. Both times I’ve made the long sleeve bolero length, which for me hits in the right place just below my hip, flattering my shape. However there is also regular and boho tunic length with options for sleevless, short and 3/4 sleeve.

I am a little sad that it doesn’t have pockets, however they aren’t really that hard to add if you want them. If I made another I’d look at inseam pockets or even perhaps patch pockets on the front.

I also love that Ellie & Mac are very size inclusive. This pattern goes up to a 6XL and is based on their curvy fit block. It is great to make in either a rib knit, cotton lycra, waffle knit, french terry, any fabric with the required 50% stretch.

I ended up doing this one for a Workshop Wednesday as well, see the video below if you’d like to see me sew it up and follow along.

Video Sew Along: