A long time ago when I used to sew only outfits for my kids and not for myself, I relied on store bought clothes and my favorite outfit was a twinset paired with denim jeans. I was particularly enamored with the classic J. Crew cardigans labeled Jackie--crew neck with buttoned front opening, ribbing on the sleeve cuffs and bottom hem. I had a small collection in different colors that worked for different seasons of the year. Then when kids left the nest, I started sewing for myself and it opened up my wardrobe to a wonderful world of uniquely me items. I hardly wear those RTW cardigans anymore, preferring to don my me-made ones.
In this post, I'd like to highlight a pair of cardigans I recently sewed. These two are the total opposite of each other. One is really long, what one would call a duster cardigan and the other really short, what one would call shrug.