#ThrowbackThursday Pattern: Vogue 8138 | A Bold & Graphic Cardi Wrap!

4:30 PM

I look at patterns and instantly decide whether or not they have staying power.  If it's a classic, if it's a garment that's going to be cyclical or if it's a trend that probably won't come back around for another decade or so.  
And that's the reason why I still have this cardi wrap pattern: Vogue 8138 (long out-of-print), that I made in 2008.
I had run across this tribal print heavy weight, almost sweater-ish knit fabric in Hancock.  It was a 2.25 yard remnant.  I knew immediately that I wanted to make a cardi wrap or some kind of cocoon cardi.  I had previously made a couple and I searched for this one to find the pattern number so that I could pull it from the cabinet.
This pattern went from the envelope to final press in less than an hour.  It's a great quickie!
The temperature recently dropped here and we're in the midst of sweater weather and this is something that'll I'll be reaching for often.  And I see cardi wraps on everyone here.   
A cardi wrap, knit top, jeans and boots is practically the uniform here during this season.  And it'll be mine too!

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18 comments

  1. Love it! Love the black and white tribal print. So chic.

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  2. Stunning print!
    ♥XO♥
    Jeanne
    http://fashionmusingsdiary.com

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  3. Wow, this is a stunning make. I love the graphic fabric. Very on trend and looks fabulous. x

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    1. Thanks Mother of Reinvention!

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  4. Oh yes I remember when you first made the wrap using that pattern. I HAD to have one too. I made it in gray and still have it too. This one that you did in the graphic print is GORGEOUS. Thanks for being such an inspiration - I just might have to have a similar one to it.

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  5. Absolutely lovely. I so want.

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