The Fabric Store's end of season sales are a regular haunt of mine so it is perhaps no surprise that this winter is no exception. What is a little unusual for me is the speed with which I made up my first piece of fabric. I have wanted a couple of items of clothing in olive green for some time now so I was very excited to fine olive merino nylon amongst the sale fabrics. I think I had this fabric in my washing machine within 10 minutes of walking in the door!
The pattern I chose is Tessuti Megan Longline cardigan. I really liked the exagerated length and drape. Despite the generous proportions of this cardigan, I had plenty of fabric to work with in my two metre purchase.
Most of the construction was done on the overlocker. I didn't put a centre back seam in my version which made the construction even quicker. I finished both my hem and sleeve hem with a twin needle finish and added a single row of top stitching up the centre front band.
The cardigan went together really quickly and the fabric is lovely to work with. I am really happy with how this turned out. I am sure it will get lots of use as a layering piece as the weather warms up. This will not be the last time I use this pattern!