The Julia Cardigan by Mouse House Creations

A knit cardigan with an open front, rounded collar and three sleeve length options.

Pattern: The Julia Cardigan
Designer: Mouse House Creations
Categories: Cardigans
Difficulty: Beginner
Recommended Fabrics: Interlock, Jersey
required fabric: 1 1/2 to 3 1/8 yards
Sizes: XS - XXXL
Digital Sewing Pattern$9.00
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Cardigans are a wardrobe essential for us and we wear them twelve months out of the year. Mouse House Creations has designed a pattern that will have you looking put together, but feeling totally comfy no matter what the thermometer says. Pair it with a flowy tank and jeans for functional farmer's market attire or wear it over a sundress for a dinner out. Either way you'll be covered up and still looking totally adorable.

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Pattern Details

Intended Paper Size: Letter (8.5in x 11in)
Number of Files Included: 1
Total Number of Pages: 51
Copy Shop Version Included: No
Pattern uses layers to select size: No

Pattern Size Chart (inches)

Chest3133 1/235 1/23841 1/44447 1/2
Waist23 1/225 1/227 1/230333639 1/2
Hips3335 1/237 1/240434649 1/2

Finished Garment Measurements (inches)

Side Seam18 1/218 3/41919 1/419 1/219 3/420
3/4 Sleeve12 7/813 1/213 3/813 5/813 7/814 1/814 3/8
Long Sleeve19 1/419 5/82020 3/820 3/421 1/821 1/2

Fabric Required (yards)

Cardigan1 1/21 1/21 5/81 5/81 2/31 3/41 3/4
Doubled Over1 7/8222 1/82 1/82 1/42 1/4
3/4 Sleeve 5/8 5/8 5/8 5/8 5/8 5/8 2/3
Long Sleeve 3/4 3/4 3/4 3/4 7/8 7/8 7/8

Recommended Fabrics

Required Tools

  • Sewing Machine
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Pins
  • Measuring Tape
  • Fabric Scissors

Optional Tools

  • Serger
  • Rotary Cutter and Mat
  • Seam Gauge

Required Supplies

  • Ballpoint Needle
  • Thread

Optional Supplies

  • Spray Starch
  • Twin Needle

Additional Notes

This 51-page pattern includes all pattern pieces and step-by-step instructions with color photos.

In my review I recommend focusing on the fit through the back of the shoulders.

I wish the pattern included more finished garment measurements. I chose a size based on my body measurements, but feel like I could have gone smaller. Other than that, this is a great quick-to-make pattern. I will definitely be making more cardigans in the other sleeve lengths.

The pattern was easy to follow. I had to shorten the sleeves, and decided to take the arms in a bit. Overall great pattern and a great sweater that I'm sure I'll wear often.

I had a terrible taping together the pdf, I had to tape it to my front window to get everything to match up. Other than that, I was very happy with the pattern. The instructions use pictures and explain how to put together the different options. The pieces had just enough notches to put things together right, and the cardigan came out exactly the way I wanted to. It's the perfect sweater to throw over any outfit

This pattern was so easy to follow that even me, a self taught beginner, was able to complete the whole project without any issues!

I really like this pattern and in the future I will always purchase enough fabric for the "double over" collar, then no hemming and the wrong side of your fabric doesn't show.

I have had this wonderful sweater knit just waiting for the perfect project. Well...this was it! I was amazed at how well drafted this pattern is and the ease in which it goes together. It took me longer to change the thread in my serger than it took me to actually sew this cardigan together! Another plus if you have a serger it can be sewn almost entirely by using the serger...but can also be put together just as quickly using your regular sewing machine! Versatile pattern with several different options, which can be made year round with the different sleeve options.

I LOVE my Julia cardigan! The pattern was super fast and easy to make. I decided to make it, bought the fabric that day, and cut it out and sewed it up the next day. This was a great impulse project. And, I wear it all the time. The ONLY issue I ran into was my own silly fault - attaching the bottom band to the shawl collar pieces upside down. So, pay attention, and don't do like I did! Fortunately, it LOOKED wrong as soon as I was done so I caught it as I was trying to pin it together.