D.I.Y. Cocoon Cardigan

I spied this darling cover-up on a popular blog post but I did not want to spend the money for the tutorial.  A quick Youtube search and I found Rin’s Sew In Love  tutorial for free.  This was her first tutorial and she is adorable and has a very soothing voice.  I followed her instructions to the letter.  She must be petite because when I finished the cardigan I put it on but could not raise my arms.  I wore it anyway because it was cute and I had a few errands to run.  Funny thing though…I had to take it off to parallel park because my arms where constrained but I still thought it was cute.  I’m going to send it to my petite cousin.

I really wanted to wear this look so I tried it again and increased the fabric by 1/2 yard.  I also gathered the fabric along the front band to create a bit of playfulness.

The outcome was perfection.  I love the way the fabric drapes…it reminds me of fashion in the 80’s.  I paired the cardigan with my superwoman  t-shirt, Lucky brand jeans you can find the details in the  It’s a Wrap” post and a pair of red pumps….don’t remember where I got them….sorry.

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This is a very easy project.  Give it a go – you won’t be disappointed. Thanks for stopping by.  If you have any questions please use the “contact me” link at the top of the blog.

See you soon….

Venita Elaine

2 thoughts on “D.I.Y. Cocoon Cardigan

  1. You said you added a half yard for draping. Was that to the 32 inch measurement? Also, did you find the 45 inch width to be long enough? Thanks!

    1. Hi Tiff

      45 inches in width is fine. I increased the length from 1 yard to 1 1/2 yards. That’s how I achieved the fullness and draping that I wanted. I also used a light weight knit fabric which made a huge difference. When I made my first cardigan I followed the tutorial to the letter. It fit fine but it looked more like a shrug or a bolero. I also made a poor fabric choice – it was a knit but it was a heavier weight and rather stiff. The end result was that it looked fine but was too tight across the back and shoulders if I tried to raise my arms. I hope this helps. Let me know if you have any more questions.


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