Itch-to-Stitch is at it again with another great pattern! This time around it is the Paro Cardigan. It is so lovely and feminine. I knew exactly which fabric to use. It's a floral ponte I've been sitting on for close to a year. I had planned to make it into pants, but it screamed to be a Paro Cardigan.
|Closed isn't bad either, but I prefer this one open on my body|
My fabric has so much going on that it's difficult to see the beautiful pleats in front and back. They give lots of room for movement and comfort, as well as a lovely feminine touch.
|Front and back pleats|
The band is meant to be centered over your true waist. my true waist is almost comically high up on my body, so I used the lengthen/shorten line to take off two inches from the upper bodice and back.
|This is before I took off the extra inches. My true waist is sitting at the very top of the band. I also first thought a black band around the neck would be most flattering. I'm glad I went with the coral in the end.|
The Paro Cardigan pattern is on sale this week for 20% off. Yay! That's really a steal for a pattern that is so well drafted and so very beautiful. Don't forget to pick it up while it's on sale. And stop by the Itch-to-Stitch blog to see other great versions from the testers!