HI DARLINGS! If you are just checking in and missed my ME MADE MUST HAVE PLANS for January check out THESE posts.

YESTERDAY’S POST was #2 of 10, the must-have cardigan! Since I am taking my goal to MAKE the things that I love and wear in my daily causal life seriously, I designed this cardigan pattern and also made a second slightly modified version.

THE ANNIE PATTERN is an EASY and FAST project. It has a wide hem which I always look for in my store-bought cardigans, patch pockets and the ability to make a tie belt if I wish and even wear it as a dress, which I plan to do too. I will be posting the sew-along to this cardigan PDF PATTERN on Saturday. GET YOUR PATTERN HERE!  It comes together quickly, and you can make it out of different knit fabrics including lightweight knits for the warmer seasons too.

For this version, I used a PRINTED SWEATER KNIT which you can get HERE (other prints HERE)and made it a few inches longer. I also made the self-fabric belt (info on that below), and I wore it with jeans (ZARA) and a tee (my uniform, again) and my favorite little boots (TOP SHOP) My earrings and necklace are from H&M.

MAKING OPTIONAL BELT: To make the belt I just measured my waist and multiplied it by 2 (example: 29 x 2) for the length. I made it 3″ wide so folded over and sewn using 1/2″ seam allowance gave me a finished width of 2.5.” Fold in half right sides facing and sew sides and long open edge. Leave 2″ opening for turning right side out.

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