Eleanor Cardigan

Time for my first cardigan of the fall season. 5oo4 has just released the Eleanor and I love her so much! I wanted to sew up a second one before the pattern released, but I have been way too busy the last couple weeks. I do, however, have one in the works for next week for a special something. I promise you do not want to miss it! First things first though, let’s talk about this pretty lady!

5oo4_Womens_ Eleanor_ 5X

I love that Eleanor can be made super cozy and comfy or dressed up to be a class lady. She really will meet all your needs. I love the relaxed fit in almost everything I wear but especially cardigans. I want to be able to wear a shirt with sleeves or a tank and still be comfortable. Sometimes, I Just need an extra layer at the office and this cardigan will be perfect for that.

As usual, 5oo4 included a size range from XXS-5X. I am wearing the 4x bust graded to a 5x waist and hips. I love the loose fit styling. This is a mid-length, but there is a shorter and a longer length option. You can choose pockets or not. Now, let’s talk about the sleeves. Long and extra long options so you can choose how slouchy you want yours to be. Mine is a long sleeve which I shortened just after this pic. Just like the length options, you can choose regular o5oo4 cardigan 4-5x mid thigh (8)r loose fit for the width as well. Maybe you prefer ¾ length sleeves which you hold up with a button or snap cuff. You can choose to add a belt, belt loops or even a hood. Can you see why I love 5oo4? So many options!!

I used a fun striped sweater knit print from Sew Blessed and it sewed up quickly and neatly. I always love when that happens. This pattern is perfect for French Terry, quilted knits or even a Brushed Poly. Just check that your fabric meets the minimal requirements for the needed stretch. So many options depending on what look you want. 5oo4 cardigan 4-5x mid thigh (2)

My Opinions-

I love that this pattern is loaded with options. I love that the size range includes up to a 5x option. I love the quick easy construction with detailed directions to achieve perfect fit and construction. This is a quick sew as there are only 6 pieces needed to achieve the basic garment.

Pattern Details- currently on sale for $7.95

Women’s pattern link – https://5outof4.com/product/womens-eleanor-cardigan/?affiliates=216

Children’s pattern link – https://5outof4.com/product/girls-eleanor-cardigan/?affiliates=216



Author: SequoiaLynnSews

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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