This is another test I did whilst pregnant thinking I will also be able to wear it post baby. I think it’s also the last of my maternity sews.
The Candy Relaxed Fit Knit Cardigan (**affiliate link) by Sinclair Patterns is exactly that. It is a loose fitting cardigan with a waterfall style neckline and nice deep pockets. It’s best made up with light to heavy weight knit fabric with at least 20-30% stretch, more so for the sleeves so you could perhaps mix up fabrics. It can quite easily be sewn up in one day, or even a couple of hours, it’s that quick.
Like a lot of the Sinclair Patterns, sizing goes from XS-XXL but also include the petite, regular and in this case tall pattern pieces. I tested* mine in the regular length using some glitter double knit (unsure of content). If you are new to sewing with knits the pattern has some great information but also photos accompany the instructions.
The most important thing to bare in mind is that the wrong side of the fabric will show with this type of neckline so choosing one with less contrast might be better but I don’t mind mine as the edges are finished neatly and raw edges are hidden.
The deep pockets are great for carrying a phone, keys, small purse and keeping hands warm and of course can be omitted if preferred. I would love to add a few more of these to my wardrobe before autumn but not sure if I’ll manage that.
*The pattern was provided to me free of charge for testing but all opinions expressed are my own and I received a copy of the finalised pattern for taking part.
**Affiliate Link: I get a tiny commission to fund my fabric habit