Hey y’all! It’s been a long time, I shouldn’t have left you…without a dope blog to step to…
This month’s theme for #SewMyStyle2019 is the cardigan. We have two awesome options: The Como cardigan from Style Arc and the Blackwood cardigan from Helen’s Closet. Paulette and I are making the Como while Jess and Mac are making the Blackwood.
I don’t really own any oversized cardigans, so I decided to take a step back to come up with styling options before I went to the sewing machine. I’ve been trying to make garments that fit into my current wardrobe or stretch current items into multiple seasons. I sketched three outfits that could work with my Como cardigan.
I paired my mustard crop sweatshirt with some wide leg pants for a bit of a 70s vibe. It’s still a bit cool here, so having a sweatshirt under a cardigan allows me to layer comfortably. I also want to see how an oversized cardigan could pair with wide leg pants without feeling too much like pajamas.
This is a v-neck sleeveless tank that is in the sewing queue paired with some leggings. I envision wearing this during the spring when the temperature inside my building won’t let me be great. It’ll be a little piece of winter that can still be worn as the seasons transition. I really wanted to try a bright color with a jewel tone because that’s very much outside of my comfort zone.
Here we have a salmon shift dress that I’ve been meaning to make for ages. I don’t wear a lot of dresses that stop above my knee, but adding the cardigan makes the outfit more my style. I thought it would be nice to play with the oversized cardigan next to a more fitted dress to balance things out.
Overall, I am very excited to try out these three styles in the near future. I’m adjusting to a different climate and I have a feeling that spring in the Northeast will be cooler than I’m used to. I’m looking forward to using the Como cardigan to extend my wardrobe into spring. How are you going to style your cardigan? Let me know!