Simplicity 2603 – Cardi-Wrap Complete

After a nearly 3 year dry spell I have finally sewn something for myself!  It was a lot of fun to get sewing again, even if it did happen very slowly.  I actually completed this a couple of weeks ago, but it took me a while to get around to taking pictures.

This is the shorter cardi-wrap from Simplicity 2603.  I did the long sleeve version with the cuffs.

This was a good project to get my feet wet again.  I didn’t want to worry too much about fit and the loose front on this top is very forgiving.

Side View

The shape of the front piece is interesting, but it drapes very nicely.  It falls into place quite easily.

Front Piece

Front Piece

The fabric is a heather gray matte jersey.  It ends up looking charcoal, which I really like.  While the fabric drapes nicely (very necessary for this pattern) it is a little too heavy for this style.  I was hoping to be able to wear the top tied in front, but I won’t be able to because of the too-heavy fabric.  It just doesn’t look right:

Tied in Front

Tied in Front

I really like the cuffs on this.  They are attached about halfway between my wrist and elbow with a little fold.  It’s hard to describe, but I think this treatment is a nice detail.



I’m still getting used to this style on me.  It is very different than what I usually wear.  I wore it out of the house yesterday and I felt pretty good.  My hairdresser complimented me on it, so that’s a good sign!


A different top underneath.

All in all, a satisfying project.  The sewing bug has definitely hit me again and I have to hold myself back from planning too many projects.

See my complete pattern review here:  review.

Next up:  a sleeveless top in my new purple and black print fabric.


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One response to “Simplicity 2603 – Cardi-Wrap Complete

  1. Maureen

    It looks great on you. I especially like the sleeve detail.

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