***Thank you to everyone who participated in the EYMM $20 giftcard giveaway! Theresa was our winner.***
Welcome to day 1 of the “Cozy Up to Fall” blog tour hosted by EYMM. It might seem a little odd that a blogger from Florida would be participating in anything with the word “cozy” in the title…but this Florida blogger just happens to be attending her 20th high school reunion this weekend. Indiana in October can be a mixed bag. Layers are an absolute necessity. My plan is to pack a small travel wardrobe where I can layer a few key pieces for different looks over the weekend. My main wardrobe item will be my Four Seasons Cardigan by EYMM.
The Four Seasons Cardigan by EYMM is a flowy, open front cardigan with lots of options. There are two lengths to choose from, 5 sleeve options and an optional hood. I chose the cardigan length, long sleeves and no hood option in a size medium. I used a medium weight sweater knit for my cardigan. I was able to cut my cardigan from 1 1/2 yard of 54″ wide fabric.
The pattern is very easy to print out. The printing guide will show you which pages you need to print depending on your size and the options you chose. There are no layers in this pattern. However, I print in black and white and had no problems following the lines for my size. Please note that there is a typo in the print guide. One of the pieces lists a page range that includes page 70…the pattern only goes up to page 69. Just print to page 69 and you will get all your pages!
Cutting out my cardigan was a breeze. There are only 3 pattern pieces, even if you chose the hood option. I was ready to sew in no time. The construction is very straight forward. I believe this would be a very good beginner project. Only basic garment construction knowledge is necessary to complete the cardigan. You are essentially sewing the shoulder seams, sleeves seams and side seams. The rest is up to your preferences. Because you are using knits and due to the flowy nature of the cardigan,
you have many options on finishing the cardigan that are included in the instructions. One method is to do nothing! If your knit is not going to fray you can just make sure it is cut neatly and you are done. There are also directions to do a rolled hem on your serger or to do a traditional hem. I chose to do a traditional hem. This was because I wanted a more polished look and because I was not really sure how the sweater knit would hold up to a non finished edge. The instructions just say to turn under 1/2″ all the way around the edges. I sort of did this, but also took an extra step to box my corners neatly since they would be falling to the back side often.
Overall, I am very pleased with my new cardigan. This is the perfect addition to my travel wardrobe. I will be layering my cardigan over a tee with capris for the flight on my first day for a dressed down look. I love how the open front is so comfortable and I can completely wrap up if I get chilly on the flight. It is almost like having a small blanket for my upper body. I will also be dressing my cardigan up by wearing it over my dress to the reunion! The evenings get really chilly in Indiana in October. My cardigan will help cover my arms to and from the party and I can easily shed the layer if I get warm inside.
You really can’t go wrong with the Four Seasons Cardigan by EYMM. Thank you for stopping by my blog today. Please leave a comment on how you would style a Four Seasons Cardigan. One lucky commenter will be chosen at random to recieve a $20 gift card to EYMM’s pattern shop. Scroll down to view the other stops on the blog tour and to find a 30% off discount code.
Make sure to stop by all the amazing stops on the Cozy Up to Fall Tour!! (Keep in mind that the links below won’t work until their scheduled date, but feel free to click through and check out their other blog posts anytime.)
Oct. 3 – Tour Kick-off at EYMM
Oct. 4 – Capture, Craft, and Cook and Boutique Birdie
Oct. 5 – Sprouting JubeJube and EYMM
Oct. 6 – Pretty and Precious and House of Estrela
Oct. 7 – Analog Bytes and Connected By A Thread
Oct. 8 – Adventures With Bubba and Bug and With Love in Every Stitch and Beri Bee Designs
Oct. 9 – Five Blessings and Lulu & Celeste and Creative Counselor
Oct. 10- Tour Roundup on EYMM
During the tour, all featured patterns are on sale (save even more by buying the youth/adult bundles!) … the Four Seasons Cardigan (both women’s and girl’s), the Piko Top (both women’s and girl’s), and the Leggings Bundle (‘Get Moving’ Leggings for women and Jocelyn’s Leggings for girls). Use coupon code FALL17 to save 30% off these 6 patterns and/or 3 bundles in the EYMM shop, but only until 11:59pm on October 11, 2017.