Grandpa Cardigan and Streamline Pants
The collar can be folded down for less warmth or buttoned up around the neck for more warmth.
To sew the cardigan you’ll need a way to do buttonholes. I use my buttonhole foot on my regular sewing machine and it’s really easy!
The collar is first interfaced where the button and buttonholes will go.
I mark the buttonhole placements with a washable marker or chalk that will come off.
This is after the buttonholes are sewn onto the collar.
The photo at the top shows the collar buttoned up around the neck, here you see it folded down.
The front pockets have an optional piping for added contrast. I usually chose to do the piping because I love the way it looks! There’s also real pockets that are sewn together here before the front and back are serged together.
After serging the front and back legs together, the cuffs are serged to the ankles. Then, the inseam is closed. You can chose to place the cuffs the other way, by serging the inseam then serging the cuffs on in a circle like a lot of my other pants call for. The way that is shown makes it easier for using a less stretchy fabric.
After the waistband is sewn down inside the pants, elastic and drawstring are threaded through center holes.
Then the pants are done! It’s pretty straightforward, you won’t have problem with this outfit. The buttons are so worth it!
We always love to see them shown off in the Facebook sew and tell!
Until next time 🙂 -Melissa