Boyfriend Cardigan – SewSewDef Annie

Mimi G releases so many patterns and sewalongs that I love. That’s why there is always something of hers on my to-sew list, like this Annie cardigan. I’ve been meaning to sew this up for months. So the only good thing about this cold weather staying around it is gave me time to sew and wear this cardigan.


This pattern was instant gratification, the construction was quick and easy. The hardest thing, for me, was the buttonholes.  Mainly because they were on this lightweight knit and my machine wanted to eat the fabric. The pattern doesn’t call for interfacing the neckband, but that may have helped.


Other than those pesky buttonholes, everything else was a breeze. I already have plans to make this again after I knockout a few makes with deadlines. This could work with a variety knits. Also if you hate buttonholes you could always omit them or use snaps.


Pattern: Annie cardigan

Pattern Description:the perfect cardigan. It features a wide hem band and patch pockets.

Sizing: XXS – 2XL I sewed a L

Difficulty: 2/easy

Fabric Used: Mustard lightweight ponte from LA Finch Fabrics

Does it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope? Yes

Were the instructions easy to follow? Very

Likes: oversized fit, hem band, large pockets

Dislikes: None

Pattern alterations or any design changes made: none

Would I sew it again? Yes, I have plans for a magenta one out of a heavier ponte.


4 responses to “Boyfriend Cardigan – SewSewDef Annie”

  1. Your cardigan looks great. I love the color, and I love the way you styled it. I have never put buttonholes in a knit, so reading how it went for you put me on notice if and when the day comes that I sew buttonholes into a knit garment.


    1. Thank you. The buttonhole issue may truly be me and my machine. I’d still recommend some sort of stabilizer


  2. […] Boyfriend Cardigan – SewSewDef Annie […]


  3. […] Next up is the Annie Cardigan by Mimi G, it makes the list because it is versatile. It’s a great layering piece for chilly office or a evening football game. I used a really soft light weight mustard ponte, which I’ve treated like a neutral and paired with many outfits. The mid thigh length is just right for a more relaxed look. I love that the sleeve and hem bands could be fun to color block. I wouldn’t mind having one of these for each day of the week and I’m already thinking about using a houndstooth plaid liverpool for my next one. Read about my first one here. […]


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