Our cardigan Pauline will inspire you in the cool days of the year, which will definitely come again. The vest consists of only 4 seams and the overcasting of the hem edges, so it is super easy to sew and goes really quickly. Pauline not only offers casual width with a deep armhole, but also offers plenty of space for a thick sweater underneath. During the shoot, we wore our thin turtleneck sweater Lotta underneath, so that the oversized look comes into its own. There are always 3 sizes combined into one, i.e. 34-38, 40-44, 46-50, length in the center back = 81-83 cm.
The Pauline open jacket used in this pattern was sewn from a warm knit fabric.
We recommend a thicker knit or a soft boiled wool fabric.
|Size 34-44||outer fabric||1.70 m||140cm wide|
|Size 46-50||outer fabric||1.80 m||140cm wide|
|Size 34-50||cotton ribbon||0.30 m||0.5cm wide|
Cut the pattern pieces out of fabric and transfer the notches from the pattern. In addition to the description, the colorful brackets in the pictures show you where a seam needs to be sewn.
- 1x front piece in opposite directions
- 1x back in break
- 1 piece of shaping ribbon (here grosgrain ribbon)
Depending on the fabric you choose, it is advisable to overcast the entire edges of the front and back pieces before you start sewing. The normal sewing machine is recommended for sewing the jacket, as it allows the seams to be laid more easily.
Lay the two front pieces right sides together on the back piece and sew the long shoulder seams and the side seams.
Iron the seams apart. At the marked points at the cuffs you can now see that the seams lie nice and flat after the hem has been turned in.
Press the hem of the arm cuffs inwards by 2 cm and stitch it all around.
This is what your cuff looks like now. Repeat on the other side.
Before you can hem the jacket all the way around, work the two lower corners like so-called “letter corners”. To do this, fold the lower edge of the jacket at one corner, right sides together, onto the front edge so that they lie exactly on top of each other. Sew a vertical seam to the folded edge about 3 cm from the corner. Bar tack the seam at the beginning and end.
Cut back the protruding corner to the seam allowance and iron it apart.
Turn the corner right side out and you have a beautiful letter corner. Iron them out nicely and repeat on the other side.
Seen from the corners, iron the hem of the entire outer edge inwards by 2 cm and stitch it tight.
A tape is sewn onto the back collar to stabilize the jacket. To do this, fold one open side inwards by 1 cm and start stitching the tape from the shoulder seam to just before the other shoulder seam. Again, fold the open edge inwards by 1 cm and lock the seam well at the end.
That's what it looks like.
Congratulations, your Pauline jacket is complete!