Our Pauline cardigan will delight you in the cool days of the year, which will definitely come again. The vest only consists of 4 seams and overcasting the hem edges, so it's 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. We wore our thin Lotta turtleneck sweater underneath during the shoot, so the oversized look comes into its own perfectly. There are always 3 sizes combined into one, i.e. 34-38, 40-44, 46-50, length in the middle back = 81-83 cm.
The open Pauline jacket to wear in this pattern was sewn from a warm knitted fabric.
We recommend a thicker knit or a soft woolen wool fabric.
Cut the pattern pieces out of fabric and transfer the clips 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 part opposite
- 1x back part in the break
- 1 piece of shaping ribbon (here grosgrain ribbon)
Depending on your choice of fabric, we recommend finishing the entire edges of the front and back pieces before you start sewing. A normal sewing machine is recommended for sewing the jacket, as this makes it easier to lay the seams.
Place the two front pieces right sides together on the back piece and close both the long shoulder seams and the side seams.
Iron the seams apart. At the marked points on the arm cuffs you can now see that after the hem has been turned in, the seams will lie nice and flat.
Iron the hem of the arm cuffs 2cm inward and stitch it all around.
This is what your arm ends now look like. Repeat on the other side.
Before you can hem the jacket all around, process the two bottom corners like so-called “letter corners”. To do this, fold the bottom edge of the jacket at one corner, right sides together, onto the front edge so that they line up exactly with each other. Sew a vertical seam to the folded edge at a distance of about 3cm from the corner. Backtack the seam at the beginning and end.
Cut the protruding corner back to the seam allowance and iron it apart.
Turn the corner right side out and you get a beautiful letter corner. Iron it out nicely again and repeat this on the other side.
From the corners, iron the hem of the entire outer edge inwards by 2cm and stitch it in place.
A shaping band is sewn onto the back collar to stabilize the jacket. To do this, fold one open side inwards by 1cm and begin to stitch the band from the shoulder seam to just before the other shoulder seam. Here too, fold the open edge inwards by 1cm and lock the seam well at the end.
This is what it looks like.
Congratulations, your jacket Pauline is ready!