The Seamworks Wembley


So here’s my April Seamworks pattern: the Wembley I’ve made it up using the lovely material I was gifted in this year’s Secret Sewing Santa organised by Sheila over at Sewchet. It’s a kind of lace knit, something I’ve never attempted before, in a very pale cream. I thought making it up in a more ‘casual’ design would mean I’d get a lot more wear out of it. Thank you Kate, it’s very me, you guessed perfectly 🙂

The Wembley  is a cropped cardigan which was very quick and easy to make on my overlocker. It didn’t quite take an hour, but I could see how future versions almost could, so near enough. I think this is a really versatile design, like their Oslo, and I can see me running up several more of these very soon. But can you spot the obvious mistake I made though?

To be honest I’m amazed this hasn’t happened more often. And I’m hoping it’s not too easy to spot… Yes, those front edges are supposed to be pointed. Mmmm, whilst I was attaching the neckband I hacked off a corner with the blade and once it’s gone, there isn’t really any turning back. Thankfully I figured it might just work as a ‘design feature’, I’ve heard hacked off corners are in 😉 So, I simply hacked off the matching corner, and I think I’ve just about got away with it, don’t you?

I wore this out for a rare date night with husband last night and I loved it. It’s the perfect mixture of comfy, yet dressy with just enough ‘pretty’. Love it and just in time for #MeMadeMay.

Pattern: Seamworks Wembley

Size: Small (toyed with a medium, but glad I stuck with this)

Adjustments: unintentional corner features… Enough said. This is pretty short, even on me. While it worked well with my high-waisted jeans in the photos above I might add an extra inch or so in length next time

Time Guide: 1 hr, this took me roughly an hour and a half (after cutting out), so pretty accurate

Soundtrack: radio 4