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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Two TNT patterns!

I really love this Butterick 6330 pattern.  I've made it at least 3, if not 4 times.  

We've all seen how this Jalie Helene Shaw Collar Cardi is getting a lot of love and deservedly so!  I am included in all that love! 

Jalie 3677 - HÉLÈNE - Shawl Collar Cardigan in a Striped Sweater Knit

I decided to combine these two looks with a simple modification or two and here is what this match looks like!

At first I thought, this cardi reminded me of a lab coat!  Not a look I was going for!

But somehow after seeing photos, things can look better, right?  

Here's an inside peek at the pockets and a modification I made which was to miter the front and lower hemlines.  

Yes, I do still need to get my applique scissors out and trim away the excess fabric.  

And here's the dress!  I so love this fabric!  

You can tell I shortened the sleeves of the cardi to elbow length. On the dress, I, for once, followed the instructions to make a narrow hem at the neckline and shoulders.  Typically I cut bands and sew those to the garment, but since this knit was so fabulous to work with (no rolling edges, stretchy but returned to original shape) I decided to follow the directions and simply make a narrow hem (gasp!).  Guess what?  It worked.  :)  

You'll see more versions of these garments in the future.  I'm not done with either of these patterns yet!

Thanks for reading!


  1. Sue, I love these two garments and I am with you that Maxi dress is one of my favorites. Your inside finished on the cardigan are beautiful.

  2. I love a fresh white cardi! looks great. And the knit dress - pretty fabric. From ?

    1. I forgot that didn't I? Both knits are from a newish store in Baton Rouge, LA, close to where my daughter lives. The store is called, My Sewing Shoppe. They carry some gorgeous knits!

  3. Don't you just love TNTs. Lovely outfit.

  4. Love this outfit! Look at that perfectly mitered corner!!!!!