It is absolutely humbling to see the hundreds of Blackwoods out there in the world now, and I never tire of getting tagged in new posts on Instagram! You can look at the #blackwoodcardigan hashtag to see so many great versions and get inspired by fabric choice, alterations, and some seriously great styling. Today I want to highlight a few of my favourite Blackwoods that I have seen out there so far!
Side note: Caroline and I talked on the Love to Sew Podcast about asking permission before sharing makes from others, and I decided to adopt this practice moving forward on my blog and Instagram account. It did not take long to ask people if I could share their cardigans, and everybody said yes! I can rest assured that everyone is comfortable with me sharing their makes, and nobody gets an unwanted surprise – it’s a win/win!
My finished Blackwood Cardigan from @helens__closet ✂️ This was such a quick and easy pattern to sew. I didn’t add the pockets but think I’ll try them on my next one. #cosycardichallenge @amandaturner1977 @shesewsvintage @sodburysewing #helenscloset #blackwoodcardigan #handmadewardrobe #mustardcardigan
While I’d love to tell you this was a well planned transitional piece for the cooler fall temps ahead, the truth is, I’m one of those people who is always cold and I wore this new Blackwood Cardigan all weekend long ♀️ Seriously though, pretty sure this @helens__closet pattern is gonna be a staple for me. Love a good Cardi! . Fabric is an AGF knit from @imaginegnats shop. Don’t forget, sale is still on but ends tonight, use code RAYONWEEK for 15% off regular price fabric!
More work OOTD. Wearing a brand new #blackwoodcardigan by @helens__closet made out of a beautiful yellow ponte knit from @fabricville. I have 2 more cardis in the queue! The dress is a #sarahdress by @dgpatterns . Have a beautiful day! #cosycardichallenge @amandaturner1977 @shesewsvintage #sewing #imakemyownclothes #workootd
Over on the blog I’m sharing this gorgeous Blackwood Cardigan. I seriously need one for every day of the week. ✂💙✂ For all my #sewingtall gals, I made no pattern adjustments. This baby is super long! 🎉 The pattern is by @helens__closet and fabric is from @wearethefabricstore. #blackwoodcardigan #thefabricstore
Me made Monday @truebias Ogden cami in @cottonandsteel @riflepaperco rayon, @helens__closet Blackwood cardigan in ribbed jersey from @girlcharlee and @closetcase.patterns Ginger jeans in @conemills denim from @threadbarefabrics . . . #sewcialists #indiesewing #indiepatterns #memade #memadeeveryday #ilovesewing #isew #imakemyclothes #imakemyownclothes #isewmyownclothes #makersgonnamake #sewingaddict #sewinglife #sewersgonnasew #diyfashion #handmadewardrobe #modernsewist #makeitsewcial #sewersofinstagram #slowfashionmovement #handmadejeans #truebiaspatterns #ogdencami #blackwoodcardigan #helenscloset #closetcasepatterns #gingerjeans
Couldn’t stop at just one #blackwoodcardigan by @helens__closet. This time in an apple green stretch merino that I picked up at @wearethefabricstore a few weeks ago in a $10/meter sale. Wearing with a #selfdrafted pink silk tank top. #pinkandgreen #handmadewardrobe #thefabricstore #sewingtall #brisbanesewing #slowfashion #sewersofinstagram #isew
We sneakily added a new Sewing with Knits cardigan workshop to our website for October and it’s already half-full! Sign up quick! The pattern we’re teaching is the #blackwoodcardigan by @helens__closet — check out the hashtag for a billion inspo photos. I have two of these cardigans and wear them constantly. #sewingwithknits
Another look at my Blackwood cardigan! And more notes for those who asked Don’t buy this fabric, it’s pretty but not very durable. Pills and stretches out, making it annoying to work with. It’s a mystery knit from Dressew if you still want it anyways. Do buy this pattern though! It’s quick, it’s logical, it’s modern and looks exactly like you hope a lightweight layering cardigan will look in the end. It took only a few hours to cut and sew it completely. I skipped the pockets because in this fabric they were a no. I also skipped all top stitching because of how it distorted the fabric. I sewed the entire thing on my serger to try and contain the fluff and handle it as little as possible. I made size medium and I’d stick with that size in future. It’s not too tight in the arms which is a problem I have sometimes I want to make this again but in better quality fabric, with pockets. I don’t often enjoy sewing with knits but this pattern uses hem bands and cuffs, a construction method I love, so it’s enjoyable to make. I especially love the finished product. I wore it right away the day it was finished! Perfect for wearing with summer dresses in cooler weather. Looks best with a low neckline top or dress in my opinion. I’m between sizes small and medium and chose medium, and others agreed to size up if you’re between sizes. Anything else, feel free to ask! Will take photos on me one day. #blackwoodcardigan #sewing #helenscloset #cardigan #isew #sewingwithknits
I hope you enjoyed checking out all those gorgeous Blackwood Cardigans! I love seeing them pop up on Instagram and I can’t wait to see more this season!