Julia Cardigan in mustard!

For my birthday back in March a couple friends gave me some money to go towards an Ottobre subscription. After much thought I asked if it was ok to pick up a couple patterns I knew I would use instead. I have this feeling that having a subscription right now might put too much pressure to sew from them.

Anyway, the Julia Cardigan was something I had my eye on for a while so I bought it!  I was shopping at Fabricland with Laura  and she found this mustard coloured knit - a colour I wouldn't have picked out initially but I love how it turned out.  I probably would've picked something "safe" but I'm glad I didn't.
I sewed up the long sleeve version with the double collar in a small.  I should've gone with my measurements and made a Medium but b/c it wasn't fitted on the waist and hips and I have small shoulders I thought a small would be better.  But as you can see the back is too small across the shoulders.  It's still very wearable though!
I will definitely be making more of these!


  1. I love that pattern--I have another one planned as well. The mustard looks great--especially paired with the navy/white!

  2. this is great...i love the color

  3. I like the shape of the cardigan. Looks very versatile. The mustard yellow looks great on you!

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  5. Here's a review of Ottobre.


    The person who wrote it used the word `frumpy' a lot.