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Sweater Cardigan & Skirt

Hello everyone!  I hope you’re all having a wonderful week so far.  It’s Wednesday, so only two more work days until the weekend break.  I’ve been busy organizing my sewing studio and getting prepared for the Beginner’s Sewing Course.  For those of you who will be joining me on this journey, be sure to check in each week so you don’t miss the announcement for the start date.  If you’ve already subscribed to the Blog you will receive an email notification when that announcement is posted here.  To subscribe simply scroll down to the bottom of this page (before the comments), enter your email address in the designated box, and click the subscribe button.  It’s that simple.  Get ready, because I’ve chosen some fun, but simple, pieces for you to create as you learn to sew.  Ooooh, I can’t wait to get you started and see all your lovely creations.

Sweater Cardigan & Skirt

I’m so in love with this outfit that I can hardly stand myself.  When I first purchased this fabric I wasn’t sure what I would make with it, but I knew that whatever I decided would be fabulous.  The fabric is a medium weight sweater knit and feels amazing.  I picked it up from the Michael Levine Loft in Los Angeles.  At the Loft, fabric is only $3/pound, so I scored.  It cost me under $15 to make this sweater cardigan & skirt.  That’s insane people!  The pattern and accessory details are listed below.  The cardigan can be worn with a pair of jeans or leggings for a more casual look.

As I write this post I’m sitting in our favorite hotel in Las Vegas, looking out at the city through the humongous window that takes up the entire outer wall.  My husband and I are not gamblers, so that’s not what draws us to Las Vegas.  We come here to eat and see the shows.  We’re not sure which show we’ll see this time, as we’ve decided to live on the “wild” side and try a same-day ticket purchase at one of the discount booths.  We’ll see how that goes.  I’ll be wearing my new outfit to dinner tomorrow night, and the show if we get tickets.  I’m gonna feel so pretty!

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Do you like this fabric?  What would you create with it?  I’d love to hear from you.

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Sweater Cardigan & Skirt

Sweater Cardigan & Skirt

Sweater Cardigan & Skirt

Sweater Cardigan & Skirt


Sweater Cardigan & Skirt

Sweater Cardigan & Skirt

Sweater Cardigan & Skirt

Sweater Cardigan & Skirt

Sweater Cardigan & Skirt

Sweater Cardigan & Skirt

Sweater Cardigan & Skirt

Sweater Cardigan & Skirt

Sweater Cardigan & Skirt

Sweater Cardigan & Skirt

Sweater Cardigan & Skirt

Sweater Cardigan & Skirt

All photos courtesy of CEMO!




Anita Morris

Anita is the Author of STEP Into It, Overcoming Trials That Lead To Purpose. She is also an Online Sewing Instructor for beginner sewists. She is passionate about helping women to step into their purpose by walking in the calling on their lives. She hosts a popular YouTube channel where she helps women to become confident in their sewing skills.

This Post Has 43 Comments

  1. Dorie

    Tres Chic!!!

  2. Chiquita

    I love this outfit!!!!

  3. Deirdre


  4. Gale

    love the outfit, and I’m crazy about the fabric

  5. Tammy Williams Ellis

    Oh my gosh! I am a great grandmother and I love “this mom look” (lol). Keep making things like this and pretty soon I will have the patience! I love it!
    I’m 53 almost and I refuse to dress like I don’t have mirrors!

  6. Stacey

    I definitely learned that I have to have more vision when I saw this outfit. Looking at the pattern, I would have never guessed that such a classy outfit would have come from it. Great job!

  7. CallMeSu

    The moment I saw this outfit I recognized that cardigan!!! I’ve been OBSESSING about Simplicity 8059 since I first saw it. I LOVE that pattern. I intend to make it for the summer…I have a trip coming up to Mexico and I think it would be perfect for travel. It never occurred to me to make it with a skirt! I love the silhouette I think if completely flatters you and gives it a fresh, modern, look. I’m passing this on to my sisters who when I showed them the pattern said it was a cute “mom” look! No vision!!! Hahahaha

    Great post!

    1. Anita Morris

      Oooooh Su, I am cracking up at your sisters calling the pattern a “mom” look. That is so funny!!! I have passed patterns up for lack of vision, and then seen someone else make them look amazing. I fell in LOVE with this pattern though, just like you. I will definitely be making another one with a lightweight fabric for spring. Yes, yes, yes, this cardigan would be awesome for your trip. Enjoy your sewing and have a safe trip.

      1. CallMeSu

        I know right? What does a “mom” look entail? You and I are both moms and I think we look fabulous and have a great sense of style! Style is timeless! They don’t know…but they gon’ learn today! Hahahhahaaha LOL Thanks so much, my trip is in end of August but I am definitely making several lightweight versions for the spring/summer season!
        Thanks again for a great post!

        1. Anita Morris

          OMGosh! I’m dying! You said, “…they gon’ learn today!” Bwahahahaaaa!!! Teach ’em girl! Teach ’em! That’s right, honey, we are very stylish moms. They’d better ask somebody! Goodnight! Have a nice weekend!

  8. Zaun

    Mrs. Anita this post had me making a list for my lunch break. You going to have me sweating in GA trying to be cute. Great job and I love your blog. -BeBlessed

    1. Anita Morris

      Zaun, hahahhaaaa! That’s right, girlfriend! Go ahead and be cute. Now you know you need some lightweight fabric in that Georgia heat though. LOL! Thanks so much for the compliment–makes me smile.

    1. Anita Morris

      Hey Ruqayyah! Thank you so much!

  9. Rosalind Sampson

    I absolutely love it, one of my favorites of all time.

  10. Sharon Ball

    Oh how I love that cardigan, it is the business and as always you are styling those threads well. Yelp, I’m definitely adding that pattern to my list. Thanks for sharing Anita. 🙂

    1. Anita Morris

      You’re welcome Sharon! Thank you so much!

  11. Love

    Love the fabric and outfit. I love knits and will love to make the skirt in a different color but same fabric. The cardigan may be a little bit to risky for me to make, but I love the way it looks. lovee

    1. Anita Morris

      Thanks Love! The cardigan really is an easy pattern. You should give it a try.

  12. Domonique

    Wow…! I don’t think I would have bought that fabric on the bolt. It just didn’t speak to me, am I the only one who see/hear fabrics that scream your name?

    But the outcome is an absolute masterpiece. That just goes to show that this art has to be deeper than the eye can see. Thanks for sharing, I’ve got to change my lenses.

    1. Anita Morris

      Yes, Domonique, there are some fabrics that make my heart beat faster. Then there are those that I just take a chance on. I loved this sweater knit when I saw it because I saw a cardigan immediately. Yeah, I’m training my lenses too. My challenge is mixing prints. I’ve seen sew sisters create amazing combinations by mixing two or more prints.

  13. Joy

    I don’t usually make comments, I must say you look fierce!

    1. Anita Morris

      Ooooh, Joy, thank you so much for commenting. You’ve made me smile.

  14. Sheila Simpson

    So nice! I love a long cardigan. I would definitely make that. Beautiful! Your photographer is the bomb, too! Enjoy Vegas!!

    1. Anita Morris

      Thanks Sheila! I can totally see you wearing this.

  15. Teresa

    Absolutely Gorgeous! And I would make the exact same outfit with that fabric!

  16. Tasha

    Such a fly outfit! Love both pieces and the fabric!

  17. dorothy scales

    OMG I looooooooooooooooove this look. You have nailed it once again. I have definitely got to pick up that cardigan pattern!

    1. Anita Morris

      Thanks Dorothy! Girl, I have to make another one. I’m in LOVE with this cardigan too, and it’s super easy to make.

  18. Shari Williams

    YASSSSSSS BAYBEEEEEE! WERK! I love it sis you nailed it and please come throught with the MK heels yes lawd! Loving this look for sure, excellent job!

    1. Anita Morris

      LOL! Hey sis! Thanks so much! Giiiirl, you know I’m making another one right? It’s such a lovely piece to add to the wardrobe.

  19. Alecia

    Beautiful as usual. I love that fact that I can feel your spirit words and see it in your clothes. Have a very blessed day and fun in Vegas.

    1. Anita Morris

      Wow! Thanks so much for that comment Alecia! You have a blessed day too.

  20. paulette

    Very very nice!!!

  21. Marie

    This is fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

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