Last week I cut out my Hunter Green Chevron knit fabric (85% polyester and 15% rayon) and a white linen-look fabric from my stash (actually a fabric given to me, along with a few others, by a friend) to make my first reversible garment. I put a lot of thought into cutting out this Chevron fabric as you can read about here – matching it up the best I could. I used Butterick 5789 a cardigan pattern that I have used before here. I really like this pattern and all its versions. This time I wanted to make view B – it has only two pattern pieces and I was short on fabrics.
At one point, the instructions for this view made me think: What the heck are you talking about? It was easier for me to do what the diagrams said, than the words… sew the two end tabs together, then spread it open across the back and sew those together. (the words still don’t make sense to me!)
I had the feeling that view B was longer than the first view I made, which I found very comfortable, so I tried the two on together and shortened the length of this new one to the same as my old one.
I pinned off where I was going to cut the new curved hem in the back… and cut the back length 4 inches shorter.
Much better! How do you like the matching at the centre back seam? It worked! I even managed to match through the sleeve heads.
Here’s the White side.
My White cardigan… and my Hunter Green Chevron cardigan.
I feel like I have a split personality. Which personality do you like the best?