Sew… I’ve already shared my first Bertha but now I’ve made a few alterations I thought I would share a quick update. Here’s my original post where I made the cardigan with no alterations, apart from my cutting out mishaps!
Sizing: I kept with the size 5 as I was really happy with the general fit. As mentioned in my previous post my measurements fit within the size 7 and I tried on the sample at the Stitch Festival which was a size 3 so the size 5 is the perfect choice for me.
Alterations: I found the sleeves quite baggy and like my arms weren’t long enough to cope with this. I didn’t want to shorten the cuffs as I really like how long they are so I decided to shorten the sleeves by 2 inches. I much prefer the shorter length sleeves on me.
The other alteration I made was to reduce the width of the waist band so that it is the same width as the neck band. I wanted the cardigan to be cropped and it now sits exactly how I wanted it to.
Just a few small and simple alterations and I have the cardigan pattern that I’ve been looking for to fill a hole in my wardrobe.