Food and Fitness

Thursday, November 22, 2012


My daughter is here to spend Thanksgiving with us. Since she used her employee flight benefits she flew standby which from my perspective is not always all it's cracked up to be. Since she was supposed to come in on last Friday we hung close to the house waiting for her to tell us what flight she'd be on and planned to run a few errands while she was in the air and the boys were in school.  But since she couldn't make it on a flight, I had to run last minute errands for my 2 year old's birthday party and do some Thanksgiving grocery shopping with my three little ones in tow while my husband drove the 80 miles round trip to get her from the airport. Oh what fun.  So because I didn't have enough to keep me busy, I decided to make this sweater to wear to dress things up while braving the weather and crowds.

I've wanted to make one of these cascade front jackets for awhile but hadn't gotten around to it. I'm really trying to beef up my Fall/Winter wardrobe with versatile pieces so this really fit the bill.

Pattern Description: MISSES' VEST AND JACKET: Vest and jacket (wrong side shows) have neckline and length variations. A and B: front extends into back collar, front and back cut-in-one, no side seams, cut on crosswise fold of fabric. C and D: collar. D: button closure. A, B, C and D: draped front, narrow hem. E: front, sleeve and hem bands, topstitching.

Pattern Sizing: Combinations: Y(XSmall-Small-Medium), ZZ(Large-XLarge-XXLarge)

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes

Were the instructions easy to follow? Super easy. I only looked at them to see how the collar was gathered.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love that this pattern will allow me to add many light to mid-weight outerwear options to my wardrobe. This pattern runs kind of big and since I have sloping shoulders, that's not good but thankfully, because of the unstructured nature of the garment, it still works.

Fabric Used: This was sold as a ponte knit but it is really more of a french terry.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: None

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I definitely plan to.

Conclusion: I've had this pattern for awhile, I'm glad I finally got around to sewing it. A nice entry into outerwear for beginners.


  1. This is cute and it's great that you've got timt to sew again. I'm truly enjoying the pieces you're making! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

  2. Very nice - a great staple for your wardrobe. Looks warm, comfortable and stylish.

  3. Since a plus to anyone's wardrobe :)

  4. You always get your garments to fit so nicely, this is a lovely item and looks great with the jeans.I bet you will get a lot of wear out of this.

  5. This looks great on you.
    Very versatile.

  6. Very nice jacket! I especially like the two tone color effect around the collar.

  7. What a stylish cardigan. Definitely a nice piece for extending your winter wardrobe. Glad your daughter finally made it to you.

  8. great look and I think these waterfall front jackets are so pretty and easy to wear or dress up a jeans outfit. Hope you are having a relaxing weekend.

  9. Cute! You now how to use your free time wisely (smile). I love the design on this. It's very chic!

  10. Great job on your jacket. Glad you were able to spend the holidays with your daughter. I flew standby once and it was a horrible experience. The flight I thought I was getting on left at 6am, unfortunately I didn't fly out until 11pm. Never again! LOL!!

  11. Love the drape and color! Im trying to make one--where is the collar in relation to the sleeve seams?