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Draped cardigan / cárdigan plisado

When I saw the cardigan Angela had made, I knew that I needed one too.
I sewed one inspiring me in her tutorial. I made it ​​the quick and easy way using jersey fabric.
All you’re gonna need is a sewing machine, jersey fabric, matching thread, pins and scissors.

Cuando vi el cárdigan que Angela se había hecho, sabía que queria uno también.
Lo cosi inspirando me de su tutorial. Lo hice de una manera rápida y sencilla con tejido de jersey.
Todo lo que vas a necesitar es una máquina de coser, tela jersey, hilo, alfileres y tijeras.

To start you must follow the first part of Angela’s tutorial she explains very well how to cut sleeves.
Once the sleeves are made, cut a rectangle in your fabric, mine is 40 “x 48” (but I’m tall). Measure 12 “from the top edge (this part is the neck cardigan) to mark the upper attachment of the sleeves.
Fold the rectangle in half and measure 10 “on each side (total 20”) this part is the back of the cardigan. Make holes for the sleeves.
The measurements indicated are mine, it’s best to take as reference the measure of one of your t-shirts.

Para empezar debes seguir la primera parte del tutorial de Angela, donde explica muy bien cómo cortar las mangas.
Una vez las mangas hechas, cortas un rectángulo en la tela, la mía es de 100cm x 120cm (pero soy alta). Mides 30cm desde el borde superior (esta parte sera el cuello del cárdigan) para marcar la unión superior de las mangas.
Doblas el rectángulo por la mitad y mides 25 cm en cada lado (total 50 cm) esta parte sera la espalda del cardigan. Haz agujeros para las mangas.
Las medidas indicadas son mías, lo mejor es tomar como referencia las medidas de una de sus camisetas.

Fixed sleeves inside each hole with pins and sew. That’s it!

Fija las mangas dentro de cada agujero con alfileres y cose. ¡Eso es!

It’s super easy to do. What I like most is that it can be wear different ways: open, closed attached with a brooch, or at the waist with a belt! The belt is also home made, I will put a tutorial soon!
It is certainly not the last one I make, next time I’ll try a longer version. Any other idea on the way to wear it?

Es super fácil de hacer. Lo que más me gusta es que se puede usar de diferentes maneras: abierto, cerrado  con un broche, o en la cintura con un cinturón! El cinturón también lo hice, voy a poner un tutorial pronto!
Seguro lo haré de nuevo, la próxima vez intentaré una versión más larga. Cualquier otra idea sobre la manera de vestir?

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Sunday 16th of April 2017

The website for the sleeves is shut down. How do I make the sleeves?

Ama Ryllis

Tuesday 18th of April 2017

Maybe you can unsewn the sleeve of an old t-shirt and use it as a pattern.


Wednesday 23rd of November 2016

Beautiful - by the way how did you make the belt you are using in the second picture!?

Ama Ryllis

Friday 2nd of December 2016

I made the belt with faux leather, you will find the tutorial here


Sunday 8th of March 2015

how did you do sleeves?


Thursday 1st of May 2014

Angela's website isn't working anymore. If you have this problem, you can use an internet archive. I found her website there:

Love this cardigan! Thanks for sharing! :D

Ama Ryllis

Friday 2nd of May 2014

Hi Cindy, thank you so much for sharing the link!

Paulette Burrill

Saturday 22nd of February 2014

This looks really easy but also so nice.. The link to Angela's tutorial isn't working. I went to her website but also wasn't able to find it. Is there another tutorial to show how to make the sleeves?

Ama Ryllis

Sunday 23rd of February 2014

I couldn't found it either :(. I haven't found another tutorial but I hope this will help you a little: I took on of my t-shirt and I copied the shape of the sleeve. I drew the pattern on the fabric and cut both sleeves. I sewed each sleeve on the length, to make "tube". Then you must sew the sleeves with the rectangle of fabric (cf. photo).