This is my most recent make, because blogging about things in the order I make them just isn't the done thing!
Sophie is the new pattern release by Muse Patterns. Sophie is a cute, sporty cardigan - a fitted style, which curves gently in at the waist and flares out again over your hips. Raglan sleeves add a casual touch and also give great opportunities for mixing fabric, which is exactly what I did.
I was lucky enough to be one of the testers for this pattern. I cut a size 36. BTW I love the sizing of Muse Patterns - they are designed for the taller woman with a slightly bigger bottom half than top half, so I pretty much fit straight into a 36.
This pattern comes with so many collar options and front closure options that every version I've seen so far looks completely unique. I chose to make the v-neck button up version, but as you can see I applied domes instead of buttons.
Oh, and there are two different pocket options. I was really taken by the half circle at the side seam.
The entrance is just enough to fit my hand into, and spans the entire front of the jacket.
You could have so much fun with these pockets. Not only the trim but the pocket lining could be a third contrast colour.
The sleeves are nice and long, as you would expect for the taller woman, and are perfect for me without having to lengthen at all - whoop whoop! I know not everyone has long arms, and it's not the most complicated adjustment to make, but just not having to worry is a bonus.
Okay, enough about my Sophie, you should get on over to Muse Patterns and check out the lovely cherry red version with a collar and zip-up front. It is delicious!
A few more photos on my Flickr -->