Monday, May 5, 2014

Newcastle Cardigan

Quite some time ago now, I won a pattern from Thread Theory--the Newcastle Cardigan.
After finding some really nice ponte de roma fabric from Girl Charlee (affiliate link--I will get a small commission if you sign up for an account and order after clicking through this link!) in burnt orange and dark chocolate brown, I finally got around to making one for my man!

He has fun 'modelling' for me....ha!

I love the fit on him--I sewed up a medium, and it fits really nice.
It looks like it's too short on the above picture, but it was just bunched up yet.
The details and finishing is very well done in this pattern.
I had the option of doing a large cowl or a small one.
Knowing my man and his tastes, I did the smaller one.

I ordered some lovely wooden buttons from SkullButtonry on Etsy (Affiliate link--sign up for Etsy through this link, and receive $5 to spend. I will also earn a small commission as well.)
They had to ship all the way from Australia, and did take a bit longer than expected, but they are beautiful, and well worth the wait!
I think it passes inspection!


  1. It looks great! I've been thinking about sewing this for my husband - after seeing your pictures, I think I will!

  2. It looks great! I've been thinking about making this for my hubby as well.

  3. Your Newcastle looks great and it looks like you two had lots of fun with the photo shoot :).

  4. I haven't yet sewn for my husband but he's asked me to! This shirt looks great on yours - and it looks like he likes it! That's the most important thing. :)

  5. That looks awesome!! My hubby has been begging me to make something for him and this might make the list. I'm not sure he'll be such a cooperative model though :D

  6. Your shirt looks great! I love sewing for my husband and sons!

  7. This looks great!! It's really refreshing to see something sewn for a man.

  8. I have this pattern cut out and on my table to sew for my brother! I really need to get on it. Yours looks amazing.


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