Fall is here and winter is near if you live in Ohio. The mornings and evenings are pretty chilly already and I am pretty sure I detected a hint of frost on my windshield one early morning last week. I am glad to have already sewn up The Apple by Bella Sunshine Designs.
It is warm and snuggley and a perfect fit. This fabric is beautiful and I am sort of obsessed with bright print on the black fabric. Since I know someone will be wondering the fabric is a ponte from Sincerely Rylee called Melisandre. I am not sure if it is still available as I picked it up in a destash deal a few months ago and it had since been waiting for the perfect pattern to be used.
So the details…
Available in Sizes 0-30 so this pattern will have all the ladies in the family covered. Psst…there is always a girls pattern. The drop sleeve has the option of both 3/4 and full length and you get to choose you between tunic and knee length. Don’t let the circle skirt type of hemming concern you. It is worth every single inch!
The apple sews up quickly even for a beginner as it is only 3 pieces. If you are newer to sewing or been sewing forever this is worth adding to your pattern stash and your wardrobe!
This was is fun when you are dressing up, lounging around, or even working in the garden…ok maybe that one is a stretch but you get the idea.
I graded a 22 bodice to a 28 waist line. I also used the size 24 for the arms as mine are a larger and I didn’t want to feel trapped. 🙂 I made the long sleeve version with the tunic length overall.
Come here little cow I want to pet you…
So have I convinced you yet? If so here in the pattern link.
I am a single dog mom of two and we happily reside in a small house in Ohio. We spend our days playing fetch, digging holes in the garden, and sewing, lots of sewing. We have high hopes of moving to the mountains someday. The dogs don’t really know that yet, but they will understand. I shamelessly hoard fabric and feel slightly sorry for whoever has to sort my stash when I am gone. I am employed full time in a industry that requires little of my creativity, but basically lets me wear whatever I want. So it works out.
I can usually be found behind one of my sewing machine avoiding human contact. I test a lot of clothing patterns and therefore always have a new outfit to share. You have most likely found my blog through some sort of sewing outlet and will quickly realize that I am sewing for a plus size body. For reference, I am 5'1 and wear a range from a 2-5x. Sizes change with every designer and you can't trust ready to wear sizing when you are making your own clothing. Your tape measure will become one of your most used tools and if you misplace them like I do, you should pick up several. I will be sharing the good, the bad, and the A-MA-ZING with you… So stay tuned. I will also try to teach you a few of my tricks along the way.
People always tells me they want to learn how to sew. My best advice is you have to start. Just do it! You are going to mess up, you will break needles, you will ruin the pretty fabric, you will stab your fingers, but you will learn. You will make something and you will wear it. Someone will say, “I like your shirt.” and you will smile and say, “Thanks, I made it.” You will race home and make something else. Pretty soon you have made more good things than bad and you will feel proud of yourself and you should. I will be proud of you too. :)
Ok, that is enough rambling, I have sewing to do. :) SequoiaLynn
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9 thoughts on “The Apple Cardigan”
Hey peach- this is gorgoeus!! Are you selling pieces made with this material? Exact pattern. Thanks
I only have a little of it left. I am hoping to have enough.for a shirt body because I love it. I really only sew clothes for myself. It is the one selfish thing I do for me. 💜
I love the fact you can make the sleeves 3/4 or long. I also prefer my tops longer in the back.
This looks very nice on you.
I love your apple! ❤
Love your cardigan. Thank you for sharing. Lovely to see how it will look on a plus size. I can’t wait to make it. Well done x
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