December 23, 2014

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Cozy Cardigan

Want to make this fun little cardigan?

All you need is some knit fabric, the Liberty Jane Tee shirt pattern, and some felt. I'm using a 'sweater' type knit, and the long sleeved version of the T shirt variations pack -- but if all you have is the free Trendy Tee pattern, you can just lengthen the sleeve it comes with. :)

Below is a step by step video, follow along or skip to the images and text below:

 

 

GIVEAWAY UPDATE: Thanks everybody who entered! Our winner this time is Mary, who said, "My favourite go-to when I’m chilly is…my wonderfully warm Aran Sweater! Stylish & always gets rave reviews. They are worth their weight in gold ;-) " Sounds like an amazing piece to have in your wardrobe, Mary! We'll be in touch via email soon.

Cut out your pattern, and then cut out a strip of fabric 2" wide x 20" long. 

Trim down the back pieces! Measure in about 1 1/2" from the long straight edge, and trim straight up, curving gently to meet the shoulder seam. These pieces will now become the front of the cardigan, and the original front piece will be the back.

Cut two little rectangles of felt, about 1" x 1 1/2", and round off the corners. Use your doll's arm as a guide to figure out where to put the elbow patches. Be sure to make a left and a right sleeve!

Sew the fronts and backs together at the shoulder seams.

Hem the lower edge of the sleeves, and then sew them into the body of the cardigan. (Make sure the elbow patches face the back.) Trim and finish the seam.

Sew up the side seams and down the underarms. Then, hem the bottom of the cardigan. 

Finish one end of the binding by folding it in half, right sides together, and sewing across one short end. Trim off the corner, flip it right side out, and press the whole binding in half lengthwise.

Start pinning the binding to the edge of the cardigan. Stretch the binding slightly when you get to the back of the neck, but don't stretch it down either front edge. 

When you get down to the other side, clip off the extra binding, flip it inside out, and sew across the short edge like you did for the other side. 

Zig zag over the raw edges, and topstitch the seam allowances down on the cardigan side. 

And that's it! You're ready to go style it into your doll's wardrobe!

Giveaway closed -- thanks everyone for entering!

Have fun with this tutorial!

For Pixie Faire,
Melinda


100 Comments

adele Powers
adele Powers

October 17, 2016

I just made my first one, It went together so easily and the fit is great! Will make more!

Jo Ann Little
Jo Ann Little

January 15, 2016

very cute!

Olivia
Olivia

January 15, 2016

Can I sell what I make with this pattern?

Rena
Rena

January 15, 2016

Okay, somebody get me some knit, right now! I’m pretty sure all of my dolls need one in every color.

Chloe
Chloe

December 22, 2015

Sew adorable! :o) I am definitely going to make this one!

Patsy
Patsy

November 06, 2015

Oh thank you… I love this ..it is a classic…..and totally in style. Thanks!

Mary Margaret Petty
Mary Margaret Petty

January 16, 2015

Hi Melinda! I won the Comfy Cardigan the other day and have received it. I heard that you were the lady that made this and wanted to tell you “thanks!” and also what a nice job of sewing that you did on this. It really is adorable! My Saige will be happy to show this adorable Cardigan on a chilly day….So thank you for the enjoyable day you brought to me!
Kindest regards, Mary Margaret

Pam
Pam

January 05, 2015

My go to in chilly weather (like tonight) is anything with a hood. It makes me feel warmer to put the hood up. I am wearing one now. It is below zero and snowing. Might have been nice for Christmas but I am not enjoying it now.

Michelle Smith
Michelle Smith

January 05, 2015

My favorite go-to layer when I’m chilly is my hoodie that supports my favorite football team, the Detroit Lions

Sandy
Sandy

January 05, 2015

My favorite go-to layer is my pair of fuzzy slip on booties my daughter got me for Christmas when she worked for Old Navy. Keeps my feet toasty warm.

Cindy
Cindy

January 05, 2015

My favorite go to layer when I am chilly is my shawl. My sister made it for me and all the love that went into it warms my sole.

Nneka E
Nneka E

January 05, 2015

My favorite go-to layer when I’m chilly is some cashmere socks I received for Christmas more than a decade ago! I rarely wear socks, but if I am chilly, these fluffy cashmere socks take the chill off almost instantaneously!

Glenda
Glenda

January 04, 2015

My grand daughter’s 11th birthday is on January 10th and she would be delighted to receive this as a gift! She has 3 AG/Journey dolls that I am trying to make clothes for???

Roz
Roz

January 04, 2015

My favorite go-to layer when I’m chilly is my magenta knit long sleeve shrug. Just perfect for the chilly weather before it gets too cold! I love it!

Angela Bavuso
Angela Bavuso

January 04, 2015

My favorite go-to layer when I’m chilly is my tinker bell hoodie.

Donna
Donna

January 04, 2015

My favorite layer is a fleece zip up jacket around home, and a black unfitted boiled wool jacket for dressier outfits.

Erin gee
Erin gee

January 04, 2015

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Sally Hosp
Sally Hosp

January 04, 2015

My favorite go-to-layer when I am cold is a hand knit shrug I made last year. It’s warm enough but not too warm and since it only goes down to my elbows still allows arm freedom.

Kelly
Kelly

January 04, 2015

My favorite go-to layer when it is chilly is an oversized, pullover cowl-necked tunic that I can wear over other garments. I live along the Texas coast where it can be cold, chilly, and damp in the early morning or at night, and then change erratically throughout the day, becoming hot or muggy. Plus, I go in and out of heated or air conditioned buildings and cars all day long. I never know what to expect temperature-wise. I like to be prepared for every eventuality when I head out in the mornings, as I may not get a chance to go home and change for 18-20 hours. (I am a costume designer/seamstress for a local theater.) I need a finished look that can change throughout the day, yet not look frumpy and out of fashion. A tunic like this offers a polished look with knee-high boots and a slouchy hat or scarf. It’s very versatile.

Dorrie
Dorrie

January 04, 2015

A Nordic-style sweater-cardigan I inexplicably found at Dollar Tree. I have no idea why it was there and for sale, but it fit me perfectly and has the most adorable silver heart buttons. That’s my favorite go-to layer when I’m chilled !

Darcy
Darcy

January 03, 2015

My favorite go to layer is a pair of fuzzy socks! I am not sure if this counts but when I am cold that’s what I put on :)

Carolyn
Carolyn

January 03, 2015

My favorite go-to layer when I’m chilly is my electric throw for the couch.
Also the perfect excuse to have to cuddle up and read for half an hour.

Jaclyn Lea
Jaclyn Lea

January 03, 2015

My favorite go-to layer when I’m chilly is….long sleeve T-shirts! When I go to the barn layer the long sleeve under a regular T-shirt and then my Carhart hoodie. If I get too worm, take off the hoodie and my skin is still covered from the elements!

Mary Baker
Mary Baker

January 03, 2015

My favorite go to layer is a polar fleece vest – I have several. Wear it every day in winter.

Deb McCutcheon
Deb McCutcheon

January 03, 2015

My favorite go to …is a wool shawl…warms me right up!

Ginger Haris
Ginger Haris

January 03, 2015

I live in Florida so my favorite go to layer is an electric blanket. I just don’t get out of bed. It is supposed to hit 85 degrees today.
Throw a snowball for me today.

Karen
Karen

January 03, 2015

My favorite go to layer for chilly weather is my well loved sweatshirt and sweatpants. They may be shabby looking, but I just can’t quit them!

Anne
Anne

January 02, 2015

My favorite go-to layer when I’m chilly is a wrap. It is stylish and can be transformed depending on how you want to wear it.

KRYSTAL
KRYSTAL

January 02, 2015

My favorite go-to winter layer is my plush, grey colored, zip-up jacket. I’ve had it since I was 20!

Jane Holleran
Jane Holleran

January 02, 2015

My favorite to to layer is my Irish cardigan sweater.. All wool so it keeps you warm when it is cole or rainy and it is great car coat in the winter.

Callie A.
Callie A.

January 02, 2015

My favourite layer is a vest, because it doesn’t completely cover up what I am wearing, but it still keeps the cold out.

Sherina
Sherina

January 02, 2015

My got ot layer is my black wool coat, cause it goes with everything.

Debbie
Debbie

January 02, 2015

My favorite go to layer is a cardigan that was my grandfathers. He passed away right after 911 and it is so very special to me. That was a hard year for my family as we lost a total of 13 family members during the year. So this is also a comfort piece!

MARY
MARY

January 02, 2015

My favorite go-to layer is a green hooded sweatshirt I bought at the Goodwill 7 years ago. It is now old and soft but it feels so good on a chilly day when I am curled up in my big chair.

Jocelyn
Jocelyn

January 02, 2015

My favourite go-to layer when I am chilly is my down vest or a fleece jacket if it’s really cool.

Ginger Benedict
Ginger Benedict

January 02, 2015

My favorite go-to layer when I’m chilly is a sweater or zip up hoodie.

Jude Clark
Jude Clark

January 02, 2015

My favorite go-to layer is a thin v-neck cardigan sweater, (its usually pretty warm in my house, my husband really feels the cold). I have them in several colors and wear them a lot.

Theresa
Theresa

January 02, 2015

My favorite go-to layer is my team sweatshirt. I wear it all the time around the house. But if I’m heading out, I usually choose a sweater or fleece jacket.

Ruth Albright
Ruth Albright

January 02, 2015

My favorite go to layer is my camisole, 3/4 length sleeve t, and light weave sweater or sweatshirt….depending on how cold the day starts. Georgia can be cold or chilly in the morning and hot in the mid afternoon. This allows me to remove as it gets warmer or bundle if it stays or gets chillier.

Sue
Sue

January 01, 2015

My favorite go-to layer is my reversible teal and green Pashmani Wool Shawl. I take it to every workshop or convention I go to so when the hotel AC gets too cold I just drape it over my shoulders. I can easily slip it off when I get too warm.

Cristi
Cristi

January 01, 2015

my favorite layer is an oversized hoodie.

Michele
Michele

January 01, 2015

My favorite go to layer is my husband’s sweatshirt, it’s very comfortable and it takes the chill off.

Pam
Pam

January 01, 2015

My favorite go to layer is one of my hubby`s old soft plaid flannel shirts.

Stephanie
Stephanie

January 01, 2015

My favorite go to layer is my big sweater, with a built in scarf! the sleeves are really long to it even keeps my hands warm! Love it!

Hannah
Hannah

January 01, 2015

My favorite go to layer when I’m chilly is either a knit throw or fuzzy socks _ I’m not sure how’d live without those things!

Daphne Morgan
Daphne Morgan

January 01, 2015

My favorite go to layer is my Steelers sweatshirts.

Cynthia
Cynthia

January 01, 2015

My favorite go-to-layer in NC is an EUC sweatshirt my daughters gave me when they were in college. It is years old now, but still wearable.

Ahleigh
Ahleigh

January 01, 2015

My favorite go-to layer when I’m chilly is my nice warm knit cardigan :)

Tiffany
Tiffany

January 01, 2015

My favorite go-to layer when I’m chilly is a zip up hoodie sweatshirt or one of my hubby’s sweat shirts.

Dawn
Dawn

January 01, 2015

My favorite go to layer is a soft hoodie – not too thick, but just enough to take the chill off. I like that it has pockets (for my phone, etc) since most women’s clothes don’t. Can zip if I’m really cool, unzip if I get hot. Perfect layering.

mary sutton
mary sutton

January 01, 2015

My favorite add on layer when I’m cold is a nice fleece or wool sweater.

Sharon D
Sharon D

January 01, 2015

…..are my sweatshirts. I have a collection of them from places I have visited.

Kathy
Kathy

January 01, 2015

My favorite go to layer would be add a sweater, however I get too warm easily so I usually do not leave it on long!

kerri
kerri

December 31, 2014

My favorite go-to layer when I’m chilly is my favorite hand knitted wool sweater from Scotland!

Wendy
Wendy

December 31, 2014

Warm socks and a couple of cats.
Adorable sweater!

Amelia
Amelia

December 31, 2014

When my feet are cold ALL of me is cold! So my favorite chill chasers are my tall fleece lined ugg boots and my long sweat shirt hoodie!

Debby
Debby

December 31, 2014

My favorite go-to layer when I’m chilly is my fleece leggings, smartwool socks, and Polar Fleece sweatshirt.

Tula Shores
Tula Shores

December 31, 2014

My favorite go to layer for warmth is my two precious dachshunds. They keep me toasty at night. One sleeps at my feet and the other by my side.

Donna D.
Donna D.

December 31, 2014

My favorite go to layer when I’m chilly is my blue fleece.

Jerry Coats
Jerry Coats

December 31, 2014

My favorite go to for warmth is my husband of 66 years! He has the afghan and I have him.

Sarah Corwin
Sarah Corwin

December 31, 2014

My favorite go-to-layer when I’m chilly is 50 year old hand knit sweater made by my beloved Grandmother. It warms my arms and my heart!

Donna
Donna

December 31, 2014

My favorite go when I get chilly is a (too many years old) extra long sweat shirt. It’s big and just the right weight…paired with leggings or tights.

Carmen Schmitt
Carmen Schmitt

December 31, 2014

My favourite go-to layer when I’m chilly is my big wooley Cardigan and a fleece blanket! and SOCKS!

Patricia
Patricia

December 31, 2014

My favorite go-to layer is my black sweater from Banana Republic!

Megann
Megann

December 31, 2014

an old, really thick, long sweater

Anna Mae
Anna Mae

December 31, 2014

My fabric go to layer is my cardigan mare from myou grandfather’s I’d sweater!

Margaret Haffner
Margaret Haffner

December 31, 2014

My favorite layer is my white vest with the fake fur collar.

Marie Hollett
Marie Hollett

December 31, 2014

My new favorite go to layer are my moccasins. When my feet are cold then the rest of me is cold. This summer I purchased a pair of moccasins from a Reserve near where we live. When I get home and I am cold on go the moccasins and before you know it I
am so cozy warm

Kathleen
Kathleen

December 31, 2014

My favorite go-to layer is a zip-up jacket with fake fur lining. It is super comfy and warm.

Kathleen
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Nina
Nina

December 31, 2014

My favorite go-to layer when I’m chilly is my super thin yet warm fleece zip up. It adds warmth but doesn’t add bulk!

Mary
Mary

December 31, 2014

My hoodie! Thanks for the awesome tutorial!

Danielle
Danielle

December 31, 2014

My favorite go-to layer when I’m chilly is my Sherpa fleece hoodie.

Margie B
Margie B

December 31, 2014

I put on my alpaca knee socks, my fleece pants, and grab my red snowflake fleece blanket. So cozy for browsing the Pixie Faire site!

Margie B
Margie B

December 31, 2014

I put on my alpaca knee socks, my fleece pants, and grab my red snowflake fleece blanket. So cozy for browsing the Pixie Faire site!

Margie B
Margie B

December 31, 2014

I put on my alpaca knee socks, my fleece pants, and grab my red snowflake fleece blanket. So cozy for browsing the Pixie Faire site!

Rebecca
Rebecca

December 31, 2014

Such a cute cardigan tutorial-thank you for sharing it!

my favorite go-to when I paam chilly is a huge super-thick crocheted blanket. It’s incredibly warm and has a been a saving grace for years.

Denise
Denise

December 31, 2014

My favorite go to layer when I am chilly is my collection of infinity scarves.

Amanda S.
Amanda S.

December 31, 2014

My favorite go-to layer when I’m chilly is my long sweaters. They overlap around my chest & almost reach my knees. I used to love hooded zip up sweatshirts, but my sweaters are plenty warm & yet stylish.

Linda
Linda

December 31, 2014

My favorite go-to layer when I’m chilly is my hubby’s big, old comfy hoodie and a pair of sweat pants, not a fashion statement, but warm and cuddly.

Cindy
Cindy

December 31, 2014

My favorite go to layer when I’m chilly is my white Disney World hooded sweatshirt.

Susan
Susan

December 31, 2014

My favorite layer is an oversized hoodie. I wear it with a long sleeve t shirt and a pair of big sweatpants – definitely not something to wear out of the house but oh so comfy!

Janice Hamman
Janice Hamman

December 30, 2014

My favorite go to layer is one of several fleece vests with hoods that I made.

Susan Snyder
Susan Snyder

December 30, 2014

My favorite go to layer when I’m chilly is my old black fleece jacket, warm and comfy!

Pamela
Pamela

December 30, 2014

Either the afghan made by my grandmother or the scrap of soft fleece I had left over. It is seldom very cold here in Houston.

Jarilyn Paul
Jarilyn Paul

December 30, 2014

My favorite go-to layer when I’m chilly is my merino wool long johns. Plus my fleece hoodie, chenillle socks, and Wristies. But merino wool long johns are the best!

Jarilyn Paul
Jarilyn Paul

December 30, 2014

My favorite go-to layer when I’m chilly is my merino wool long johns. Plus my fleece hoodie, chenillle socks, and Wristies. But merino wool long johns are the best!

Diane Merys
Diane Merys

December 30, 2014

My favorite go to article of clothing when it gets chilly out is a sweatshirt or a warm sweater.

Neecii
Neecii

December 30, 2014

My favorite go-to-layer when I’m chilly is my Red Hoodie under a dark jacket which is water repellent and retains moisture.

Lisa
Lisa

December 30, 2014

“My favorite go-to layer when I’m chilly is a sweatshirt because it is comfortable & warm.”

Maxi
Maxi

December 30, 2014

My favorite go-to layer when I’m chilly is a pink t-shirt. It goes under everything.

Katie
Katie

December 30, 2014

My fleece jacket…I am apt to wear it when I need it in the morning, throughout the day or even at night (and in bed…as I am right now). I love that it zips up to cover my neck (keeping me extra warm) and it has a flattering fit.

Joan
Joan

December 30, 2014

My favorite go to layer is a cozy sweater. Wool is best but my favorite is cashmere. So soft and comfortable. Also because it is wool, I get all the warmth with out having to wear lots and lots of layers to keep warm. In the Pacific Northwest keeping warm in the wet winter weather is really important.

Grace
Grace

December 30, 2014

My favorite go-to layer when I’m chilly is an old gray oversize hoodie that I wear around the house.

Stella Veach
Stella Veach

December 30, 2014

My favorite go to sweater is a well used old-gray-oversized Ralph Lauren sweater that belonged to my cousin Gigi. We lost her to cancer this past Spring, so it makes the sweater even more special!

Dee
Dee

December 30, 2014

Very cute

Dorrie
Dorrie

December 30, 2014

My fave go-to layer is a huge, floppy old hoodie. It’s so soft, warm, and comfy, I couldn’t possibly care less what it looks like !

carmen
carmen

December 30, 2014

My favorite go-to layer when i am chillis is the green sweater that i bought when i first move when i am living now, It is very warm and love to use everyday.

Lisa Wallace
Lisa Wallace

December 30, 2014

My pink fuzzy sweater!

Linda
Linda

December 30, 2014

My favorite go to layer when I’m cold is a flannel long sleeve shirt.

Beverly Willman
Beverly Willman

December 30, 2014

My favorite puffy socks and white sweatshirt over any top.

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