Simplicity 8742 Pattern Review

This Waterfall style cardigan is one of my new favorite fall weather pieces!

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This pattern can be found here. I chose to make version D which has a curved him and waterfall collar. I really love the style of this cardigan because it’s warm, but it also has the waterfall collar which you can wrap yourself up in even more to create more warmth. I was debating doing version A because I really liked the collar on that version, but I didn’t love the sleeve option. I felt like it would look too much like a robe! As you may have seen, I have really been loving split hems on my sleeves and so I had to go for version D! I cut out a size small with no modifications because I didn’t find it necessary for me. You can see more details in the video review below.


The fabric that I used is this beautiful beige plaid blizzard fleece! Using this fabric is what made this pattern so inexpensive to put together! I know that not everybody can get to Joann, so I am including some links for other places that sell really beautiful blizzard fleece as well. I was able to get this fabric for $3.99/yard I used a little bit less than 2 yards of fabric so it was extremely cost-effective to make this from Joann.


As you have seen I often times try to improve the construction method that Simplicity, or any pattern really, uses to put a garment together for my preferences. This pattern was no different! For construction, I used a 3.0 mm straight stitch. This was mostly because my serger is broken 😿! I knew that this pattern could be made with woven fabrics, so I figured that would be suitable. I did not use clear elastic for this pattern in the neckline just because I hate working with clear elastic and I don’t imagine that I’ll have any problems with this fleece. I also chose not to hem the edges of the collar or the hemline because I don’t love how bulky fleece can look when you double it over itself for a narrow hem.


Overall, I love this pattern! I think it would be a great one to use for Christmas gifts this year or any holiday or birthday gifts to be honest! I see myself making more of these this season.

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