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Get Ready for Cardigan Week!

By Aimee Elise

I’m Aimee. When I’m not sitting at my sewing machine, I’m most likely working as a microbiologist. I enjoy reading, outdoor adventures, and saying yes to amazing experiences. | Get Ready for Cardigan Week!Note: sources for images above linked below.

It’s back! Our Cardigan event was such a hit last year that we decided to devote a whole week to these cozy outer layers this year.

We want to encourage and enable everyone’s fall wardrobe plans so we’re having a big sale on all cardigan and blazer sewing patterns! A fall wardrobe is not complete without one of these staples. So all cardigans and blazers are 15% off when you use the code FALLCARDIGANS16 through Sunday, October 1!

And just like we did last month for Fall Skirt Week, we’re starting off by highlighting the different styles of cardigans and blazers we carry and providing some sewing inspiration. Over the next seven days here at Indiesew, and with the help of some sewing bloggers, we’ll be highlighting a few specific styles. 



Long line cardigans with asymmetrical hems (or bat wings, as I’ve seen them called) are versatile pieces. They can look dressy when the silhouette of the hem provides a fun style detail. Or those with less structure can simply be a cozy outer layer—nothing wrong with that! The cardigans we have in the shop that fall into this category are the Wrapped Cardigan, Lemon Squeeze Cardigan, Laurelhurst Cardigan, and the Florence Kimono.



Curved Hem Cardigan | Indiesew Cardigan Week


The Julia, Molly, and Meridian Cardigans all have hems that curve up through the front of the cardigan, and a few have front bands that wrap around through the hem. They sit at the hip, but can be lengthened to wear with leggings or made into a cocoon shape.



Indiesew Blog | Traditional Cardigan Inspiration


Traditional cardigans are perfect for work or office wear but can keep you warm and cozy when needed. They’re classic pieces that prove that simple silhouettes aren’t necessarily basic. We have the Sophie Cardigan and the Jenna Cardi in the shop, and their varied options provide choices for everyone.



Coatigan Sewing Inspiration |


Typically longer length, these bulky cardigans or coatigans scream comfort. They require more fabric and usually you’ll want to find quality sweater knit fabric in order to get the slouchy look just right. We have the Eleanor in the shop and a fun new coatigan pattern coming soon!



Sew Your Own Blazer |


Last, but certainly not least, there are blazers! Currently, we only have the Morris Blazer in our shop but we’re always scouting patterns. This little garment adds an element of business to any outfit and provides a bit of menswear-inspired femininity. 

Do you have cardigan sewing plans on the docket this fall? Grab a new pattern, some knit fabric, and get sewing! More cardigan inspiration coming your way soon!


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