Monday, August 10, 2009

Call me a cozy convert





When this cardigan style became popular recently, I thought it was okay, but I didn't think it was "me". Then I watched the DKNY video "12 ways to wear a cozy" and I was hooked. Moreover, Adriana, Sigrid, Erica, and Tany are all sporting this look, so you know it's hot!

Fabric
Vera Wang Lavender Label poly/lycra jersey from Fabric.com. The grey color is no longer available, but this fabric has the perfect drapiness for this garment.



Notes on construction/alterations
I made a size small, and followed the envelope instructions with two exceptions: (1) I stitched the outermost edge of the CB collar to the back neckline seam to avoid exposing the elastic, and (2) I left the edges raw since the fabric doesn't fray both are just like Tany did on her version - thanks for those ideas Tany!



By the way, this is View B - the super long fronts with the 3/4 sleeves.

Conclusion
A winner! I love the versatility. Mary Beth, are you still up for a cardigan sew along? Because I will definitely be making another one of these.

33 comments:

senaSews said...

I'm in love with the cozy, too! Definetly going to make one! Yours is looking great! It's the perfect fabric and a nice color for this style!

Trudy Callan said...

It looks great on you. I think I like this last picture the best.

www.anadiaz.fr said...

I LOOOOVE the cardigan! It must be easy to sew and easy to wear, just what I need ;-)))

eitchy said...

Really cool.Looks comfy, easy and fun to wear.
(BTW, I found your blog on Burdastyle, just an FYI)

Geri said...

Great. I will love to make one!

Geri said...

Great. I will love to make one!

the_lazymilliner said...

Yes, this is on my list, wherever that is...Now for a cardi-sew-long? Yeah, let's do it!

Little Hunting Creek said...

Very cute! I need one now :)

Nancy K said...

I have patterns for two versions of this one, and I keep feeling that it won't work on my body. You look fabulous in this, but you are a lot slimmer than I, and not pear shaped.

Nancy K said...

I just watched the video, and it seems that the DKNY cozy is squared off. My Vogue version has a large curve from side to longer fronts. How is the Simplicity one shaped?

Shannon said...

This cardigan is already on my list of must-haves for fall. I love your version - thanks for reminding me to get going on this project!

Kim said...

I have the same fabric in both nude and charcoal but was going to make it in a rayon knit I bought locally. Is the Luxe fabric too slippery to tie up? Mine is really "slick." I'm so glad this version of the cardi wrap is good, the McCall's version is horrible which I made last year.

Marita said...

Great cozy:-)

Linda T said...

I have that pattern and I think it's time to make it up! Fabric.com still has some navy left; I think I'll click over there and buy some. You look great in all the combinations!

marLou said...

I want one! Definitely going on my list of to dos.

Adrienne said...

Love it!!! I plan on making one this fall!

Byrdie said...

I think you have made a convert out of me as well! I love the way yours looks. I checked out that video too and I'm very excited to make my own.

Leslie said...

I LOVE this on you and you nailed the wrapping!!! It looks really great.

Lindsay T said...

I really like this on you and everyone else but still worry about how it would look on me. Too much fabric in the front on me?

BTW, I had lunch with Adriana and her daughter yesterday in NYC. She mentioned she had met you in person.

meli88a said...

This is fabulous. I love how you've wrapped it up -- looks like a good summer coverup. I've a question for you about wearing it without any wrapping, do the long lengths in front get caught around your legs when you walk?

kiltsnquilts said...

I love this too! I have just made the shorter version in red with the long sleeves and wasn't going to make another one - however, seeing you in yours I think I will! The long version looks more versatile than the short one which can't be worn in as many ways as the fronts are shorter. Great colour!

lsaspacey said...

I love when you make a non-Burda pattern! I'm still too scared of them but with this Simplicity I can totally see what this will look like on me before I make it since we're the same size. Thanks!

Columbia Lily said...

that looks so cute on you!!!

Faye Lewis said...

Love your COSY. I made one last year out of some really inexpensive but nice ribbed knit fabric I found at Walmart. Thanks for sharing the video - gives me extra possibilities.

Reethi said...

So cute!

Maja said...

It looks great!

Katrin said...

I am hooked!
I will sew up a cozy, too ( the BWOF version from July 2009 ) - I just ordered some fabric samples.
Your cozy is really great -I really like the cardigan version.
Regards,
Katrin

novemberjuliet said...

wow! this looks great on you!

novemberjuliet said...

darn it! I couldn't stop thinking about this today and stopped by Joann's on my way home from our get together. here's hopin mine turns out as cute as yours!

Tany said...

Wonderful! I love this pattern and I will make it again for fall! You look great in it!

J. said...

I love this cardigan!

AllisonC said...

I predict a cozy craze this fall. Or, as a Brit I should say "a cosy craze this autumn". Your cozy looks great in all it's variations.

Johanna Lu said...

This is brilliant! I think I have seen this pattern before but the apricot color made me overlook it, but now that I have seen your version, I am totally in love.