Cascade Cardi ~and~ Blazer Workshop – Supply List
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Suggested Fabric: Good quality knit fabric including polyester, nylon, rayon, cotton, wool blends.
Cardi – 2 yds of 60” wide fabric. Mid weight ponte, double knit, sweater knit, french terry, sweatshirt fleece, novelties. The single layer front” cascades “ to show the wrong side of the fabric.
Blazer – 2 ½ yds of 60” wide fabric (add ¼ yd for XL or narrower fabric). Perfect for ponte, but many midweight knit fabrics (listed for the cardi) will work well.
Suggested Fabric: good quality knit fabric including polyester, nylon, rayon, cotton, wool blends.
To avoid pilling, choose a ponte knit with nylon/rayon/lycra as well as ponte with wool blends or poly/spandex
Stretch the fabric to make sure it snaps back to the original length. If it doesn’t, don’t use it! Check out Pamela’s Stretch Ruler.
Knit fabrics, especially ponte or double knit can shrink several inches per yard. Be sure to pre-wash/dry the fabric.
Good quality polyester thread to match fabrics
SewKeyse 1/2" Knit Stay Tape (shoulders)
SewKeyse 1" Double Sided Fusible Stay Tape (hems)
Palmer Pletsch Perfect Fuse Light Interfacing (Blazer)
3/4" - 1-1/4" button (Blazer)
1/4" - 1/2" shoulder pads (optional for Blazer)
Basic sewing supplies
Wear a sleeveless top or cami
*pattern, stay tapes, interfacing and shoulder pads are available at the workshop.