Just wanted to respond to some questions about the cozy...
Nancy asked about the shape of the front pieces. You can kind of see the shape in the photo above - I am holding on to a straight edge, and there is an extra corner/angle along the front edge (it's kind of curling outward in the photo) in addition to the corner where the front edge & hem meet like on a traditional cardigan. When you tie the two top corners together, you can put it behind your neck and get that open, draped cardigan look.
Kim wondered if the Lavender Label "Luxe" jersey might not hold a knot because it feels so slick. Very smart of you to think ahead like that, I didn't! But the good news is that the fabric does hold the knot. I wore this last Saturday evening, with a knot behind my neck (like the 2nd finished garment photo in my previous post and it held fine. I did notice, though, that the knot kind of slowly slid to one side of my neck, and I had to re-center it a couple of times.
Meli88a asked if the long fronts get caught up around your legs when the cardigan is worn without wrapping. I'm not sure, I haven't tried it like that yet, but I can see how that would be really annoying if that were the case!
A few people wondered how this would work with various body types. Keep your eyes peeled when you are out shopping and try one on if you see it. I do think that if you wear a shell/tank underneath that is the same color as the cardi (like in the Simplicity photo), it'll have more of a slimming effect than if the cardi, your shell/top, and pants are all different colors, like in my photos. Or, as in the DKNY video, the model's top and pants (leggings) are the same color, which also creates a slimming effect.