I finished my Jenny Cardigan in early July, but never got around to wearing it. The yarn is a cotton/rayon blend and the summer has not been especially hot, so I have no excuse, other than the fact that I could not find anything I wanted to wear with it!
Enter Vogue 9668. This dress is an oldie, and it is fun to look inside at the construction and see what I would do differently if I was sewing it today! I happened to come across it hiding in the closet, and I thought the purple gingham would be the perfect backdrop for the cardigan.
I love the color, but it does present a problem. I very rarely find buttons that match a finished project. I have the same issue with fabric – I tend to choose colors that are impossible to find matching thread, zippers, and buttons. But I have found a solution, at least for the buttons.
BurdaStyle recently posted a blog entry about Dorset Buttons. I am able to cover plastic rings with the yarn that I used for my sweater, ensuring that they will be a perfect match!
More pictures may be found over at my blog, Lilacs & Lace.