Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Little Lizard King- Ladies Library Cardi PDF Sewing Pattern Release

Posted by Heather at Wednesday, September 16, 2015

School is back in session and the retailers are pushing everything pumpkins, Halloween, and- dare I say it- Christmas?!?! So, with that in mind, Happy Pumpkin Spice EVERYTHING season!! Hahahahhaha.... just kidding!

Really, though, this has been our first week of cooler temperatures (aka under 80 degrees!) here in North Carolina and it's *just* starting to feel like cardigan season. The Little Lizard KingLadies Library Cardigan designed by Cassie Massolia, is the perfect layering piece for chilly morning waits at the bus stop, a quick trip to the store and even an ac-frigid work settings.

Featuring big, kangaroo pockets and constructed in comfy knit, the Little Lizard KingLadies Library Cardigan is easy and fun to sew!

The Little Lizard KingLadies Library Cardigan PDF sewing pattern features the following details;
-The Little Lizard KingLadies Library Cardigan is sized for XXS-XXL.
-The Little Lizard KingLadies Library Cardigan features layered pattern pieces (ie print only the size that you want/need).
-The Little Lizard King-Ladies Library Cardigan includes three lengths- hip, mid and boho tunic.
-The Little Lizard KingLadies Library Cardigan includes three sleeve lengths- short, 3/4 and long sleeves.
-The Little Lizard KingLadies Library Cardigan also includes an optional elbow patch, button tab sleeves and inset back detail.

-The Little Lizard KingLadies Library Cardigan tutorial includes notes on how to get a custom fit, a size chart, fabric requirements chart, binding cutting chart and pattern layout guide.
-The Little Lizard KingLadies Library Cardigan features step-by-step photographs and written text throughout the tutorial.

I sewed up a size medium, hip-length, 3/4 sleeve, back inset Little Lizard KingLadies Library Cardigan. In retrospect, I probably could have gotten away with sewing a small since I was right in between sizes. The Little Lizard KingLadies Library Cardigan is definitely a roomy fit (and oh, so comfy!). Also, the hip-length was a bit long on me. However, the Little Lizard KingLadies Library Cardigan is sized for the average 5'-5 1/2" tall woman (which I am not at five feet). Next time, next time....

Personally, I would consider the Little Lizard KingLadies Library Cardigan a more intermediate pattern due to the binding technique and use of knit fabrics. *Note, the only modification that I made to my card I was the bottom hem band. Instead of double folding the binding, I just folded in half, serger RST and called it a day.* However, there are lots of tips and help along the way, if an adventurous beginner is feeling brave. I can't say that the Little Lizard KingLadies Library Cardigan took me all that long to sew. It actually took me longer to print/tape/cut out the pattern than it did to sew it. I did do a lot of switching between my regular sewing machine and serger for this pattern.

One tip that I found especially helpful in sewing up the Little Lizard KingLadies Library Cardigan is the fact that I basted (temporarily sewed together two pieces of fabric with a longer, looser stitch) the lining fabric to the main fabric for the front pocket pieces. This REALLY helped keep everything aligned properly in construction.

Little Lizard KingLadies Library Cardigan- Kangaroo Pocket Detail

The Little Lizard King-Ladies Library Cardigan was a lot of fun to sew up! There are lots of ways to make the pattern your own and I know that I'll be making more of these in sweater knits, solids and more!

Now, for those that know me best, I'm a pretty boring dresser. Black. Grey. Brown. Neutral. Sometimes, I add a little red because it looks good with my hair, but I'm definitely not an "animal print/loud pattern" kind of girl. B.O.R.I.N.G!

Then I had my daughter. She loves it Pink! Sparkly! Shiny! Frilly! and FUN!

When I agreed to do the Little Lizard KingLadies Library Cardigan blog tour, I just knew I HAD to do a mommy and me matching cardi set. (I mean, seriously- how could I not?!!). So, what's a boring mommy and a fun, sparkly girl to do...? Compromise, of course! I get my neutral grey and black with the main body and bindings of the Little Lizard KingLadies Library Cardigan and Lil' Miss gets sparkly fun with the sparkly animal print liner/kangaroo pockets. Everybody wins!

Speaking of mommy/daughter matching Library Cardis, I leave you with these fun pictures!

Little Lizard King- Ladies  and Girl's Library Cardigans

Little Lizard King- Ladies  and Girl's Library Cardigans

Little Lizard King- Girl's Library Cardi 
(Um, why does she look like a teenager in this picture...?!!!)

Thank you, Cassie, for allowing me to sew up the new Little Lizard KingLadies Library Cardigan! Sew much fun!


***Disclosure: "I received a free pattern in order to review this pattern for Little Lizard King. The opinions expressed here are my own."***


Anne Quade on October 9, 2016 at 9:38 AM said...

I love your style! This is so adorable on both of you! The contrasting fabrics set them apart!

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