The Julia Cardigan by Mouse House Creations

Today we have the Julia Cardigan by Mouse House Creations up for Review.  this is a fun versatile knit cardigan that can be worn throughout the year.  Various sleeve lengths and choice of knit will allow you to carry this pattern from Winter to Spring to Summer to Fall, and back again.  It is the perfect item to pair with a dress and heals, or jeans and a tank.

We have two reviewers today showing you the versatility and how great this pattern looks on completely different body types!  Don't forget that you can win your own copy of the Julia Cardigan in our Sew Yourself Some Love Giveaway.  Get your #Selfcaresewing on!  Here are Kara and Stephanie to show you more...


Mouse House Creations Julia Cardigan

Review by Kara Orr

Don't tell me you haven't hear of the fabulous Hayley from Mouse House Creations....
She is full of creativity and has a wonderful blog.  Her Caroline Party Dress is so hot right now and everyone is anxiously waiting for the ladies version.

The weather has been so cold at my house, so I couldn't wait to sew this cardigan!  I love wearing it around the house or out running errands, it really is a go to cardi.

Features of the pattern include:
  • how to sew with knits
  • measurements and yardage requirements
  • glossary of terms
  • printing/taping guide
  • sizes XS (0-2) to XXXL (24-26)
  • pattern pieces
  • detailed instructions

There are several options for the Julia Cardigan.  You can make an Extended Cap Sleeve, Long Sleeve, or 3/4 Sleeve.

Fabric requirements are:  jersey knit, lycra, interlock, stretch lace and 4 way stretch.  I used sweatshirt fleece because I wanted a really cozy cardigan.  I love it!

I made a size small but probably could have made a size smaller.  It is typical to size down when using knit fabrics.  I also wanted it to have enough room to wear over thicker shirts because I knew it would be a winter cardigan.

I cannot wait to make more of this adorable cardigan.  I would really like to make all of the sleeve version for the spring and summer.  I may even make one in every color....

Hello! Stephanie from Sew Van-Tastic here. I recently took the pledge to attempt to do more self-care sewing for myself. I just got the opportunity to sew up the Julia Cardigan from Mouse House Creations and I was really impressed!

At first, I was a little concerned about making this look presentable because I've never actually worked with knits before! I was pleasantly surprised how EASY this way to sew up. It was MUCH faster than most projects I've done, and the instructions were really clear for a knit newb like me!

I was really impressed with all the options this pattern offers. You're able to choose from short, 3/4 length, and long sleeves. There are even options for choosing different types of finishing methods for the hem. I opted for the doubled over method, as it actually required no hemming. Overall, I think I whipped this up in under two hours!

The end result was a really cute sweater that is really versatile. You could put this over a little dress and wear it to the office, of if you're a mom like me, you can put it over a tank top with jeans and wear it to a playdate at the park!

If you're a knit virgin like I was, I would definitely recommend the Julia Cardigan for your first knit project. Besides, surely you deserve to make yourself something pretty, don't you?