We are currently heading into summer but the mornings and evenings can still get a bit fresh so when a tester* call goes out for a trans-seasonal cardigan in a style that is both popular, versatile and timeless, naturally you put your hand up.
The newest pattern by Tie Dye Diva, the Copeland Cardi (**affiliate link), and is the first foray into women’s patterns. Her kids patterns are ever so popular and I have sewn up a couple of them myself in the past so new that instructions are very thorough. This cardigan has many options, two views with a ballet wrap or tie-front view, three sleeve lengths (short, elbow and long) and two body lengths (hip and cropped). There are instructions for sewing it lined or not and the size range extends from XS to 3XL.
I made my version up using some stash fabric which I have had forever, thinking it will drape well and isn’t too heavy for the current season. It’s a linen blend grey marle summer knit (85% polyester/15% linen) and I made a size L in the tie-front version with short sleeves, hip length and unlined. This is extremely quick to sew up. The instructions are well laid out and clearly indicate which view to follow.
Although I made the hip length version, I can alter the look of the cardigan depending on how taught I tie it so it really is versatile and makes a great layering piece and I’m sure you will find other ways to wear or tie it.
During launch the pattern is at a promo price of $6.50, and will revert to a regular price of $9.95 midnight (pacific time) Thursday.
*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.
**This post contains affiliate links to Tie Dye Diva Patterns