Carkeek Remix

One of my favourite things to do is take one of my patterns and make a couple changes to get something new.  The Carkeek that I am sharing with you today is really filling a hole in my wardrobe, lightweight layer for cool summer evenings.  And with just a couple changes to the pattern as written you have what I am calling my Carkeek remix.

As you hopefully already know, the Carkeek dress is a free pattern available in 4 sizes that is available for download here.

Remix to the free Carkeek pattern by Straight Stitch Designs

 

With the weather all over the place lately here in Seattle, I am always looking for a layer to throw in my purse that isn’t too warm.  I usually have one of the many Laurelhurst I have made in my purse but even that is too much sometimes.  When I looked at the lines of the dolman sleeve and the shoulder accent in the Carkeek I had a lightbulb moment and thought I could just make it into a drapey cardigan which is perfect for the summer.

Remix to the free Carkeek pattern by Straight Stitch Designs

To modify the pattern it really was just a matter of two small changes.  For one I went ahead and shortened the pattern by 3 inches.  While it is pictured here with jeans I also tried it on with shorts and it was the perfect length so you could tell I was wearing shorts and not just a super super short dress.

Remix to the free Carkeek pattern by Straight Stitch Designs

To make it open in the front you will be cutting the back on the fold as the original pattern states and the front as 2 mirror images.

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And to finish it off you can omit the bias tape and just go the easy peasy route and do a 1/4″ double fold hem on all raw edges.  This leaves you with a nice finish for the inside of your wrap.  For another fun element to your wrap, consider cutting your shoulder accent pieces on the bias so that your fabric pattern is a different direction.

Remix to the free Carkeek pattern by Straight Stitch Designs

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