Month: June 2018

Rebecca Page Circle Cardie Hacks – Flouncy Sleeves

I wanted to start out by saying how brilliant I think this pattern is. Its quick, easy and can be dressed up or down for all occasions. I love how quickly it comes together but… there is always a ‘but’ isn’t there. For me it is missing something. Of late I have come to the realisation that there is something every garment needs. Perhaps more than pockets… Flouncy Sleeves. They are fun and super fancy, also really, really easy to add to any pattern. Today I will walk you through how I add them to the Rebecca Page Circle...

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Rebecca Page Circle Cardie Hacks – No Hemming

If you’re like me projects that can be done completely on the overlocker are a big win! The Rebecca Page Circle Cardie can be done completely on the overlocker, if you’re a bit tricky. I made this Cardie using some beautiful double brushed polyester from Hey Penny Fabrics The neckline can be a bit tricky to get done on the overlocker. Follow the pattern directions for the collar, then do one shoulder seam at a time, starting from the centre of each shoulder. Then you’ll just have the neck to stitch down. It’s easiest to do this last. It is a little tricky to get it right, but the fit is quite forgiving. Next prepare the sleeves for insertion. We’ll  hem them using a cuff. For this Cardie I did the 3/4 length sleeves and made 33cm (13 inch) cuffs. They are a bit too long, but I just folded them back on themselves and they’re lovely! I made my cuffs the same width as the bottom of my sleeves. Sleeve Cuffs Step One Fold your cuff in half lengthways and overlock down long edge (not the fold). Step Two Fold the cuff back on itself so it’s wrong sides together. Step Three Place your sleeve inside your cuff and line up the raw edges. Make sure your sleeve seam and your cuff clean are together. Pin or clip...

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Circle Cardie Hacks – Adding Length

Lately I’ve seen some gorgeous long, snuggly cardigans around in the shops. I wanted to try making my own using my favourite Cardie pattern, the Rebecca Page Circle Cardie. This is a pretty simple hack, and I’ll take you through it now! First off, the Circle Cardie body is just the one piece. If you’re a Star Wars fan, the pattern piece looks similar to the rebel alliance symbol. Adding (or removing) length is an easy adjustment. All you need to do is draw a straight line across the lower third of your pattern piece. The line should be...

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Hey Penny Fabric Suggestions – Circle Cardie Sew Along

There’s a wide variety of fabric options available at the Hey Penny store, suitable from light cardigan wear to colder weather days. The below have been rated light to warm LIGHT these fabrics will give the best drape and swing. They are perfect for Summer. – Rayon Knit – Bamboo Knit MODERATE these will give a good drape, and provide a moderate warmth. These fabric bases are best for light layers. –  Jersey Knit (Cotton Lycra) – Single Brushed Polyester knit – Double Brushed Polyester knit – Crushed Velvet knit HEAVY these fabrics will be a bit more snug, they...

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Rebecca Page Circle Cardie – An Introduction

Ahhhh the Circle Cardie! I absolutely adore this pattern from Rebecca Page. I’ve made myself four so far, and have plans for at least another two. I’m a Queenslander, so a cardigan is typically all I’ll need over winter. It’s available in ladies and children’s sizes and a bundle of the two together. This pattern is effortlessly stylish, and so incredibly comfortable to wear. For years I have been trying (and failing) to find a cardigan pattern that I liked – comfy, snuggly, a nice amount of drape and stylish enough to wear anywhere. The Circle Cardie delivers all of that and...

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