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Let’s Go To Arizona Cardi

I'm going on vacation!! For the first time in two years, Drew and I are finally getting out of New Jersey together for a whole. entire. week. We split the trip into two parts, the first part my choice, the second part, Drew's. We've been throwing around places to go for a couple months and I finally decided on Arizona. I've wanted to visit the Grand Canyon for years and I think now is the perfect time to go. Drew decided on Napa Valley in California for his half, but I'm much more excited for my half.

Since we are going on this wonderful trip, it sounded like a great opportunity to add some clothes to my travel wardrobe. I found a cute free pattern online for a wrap cardigan by Megan Nielsen and had just purchased some lightweight knits from Girl Charlee.

This is the result!

lets go to arizona cardi- mini pip

lets go to arizona cardi- mini pip

I should also mention I got a new haircut and a new camera! (So much newness!!)

This cardi only required one yard of fabric and silly me started cutting without thinking about print placement, I cut out the two sides (which required the most fabric) then cut the back. When I went to sew them together I realized the print didn't match up. Luckily the print doesn't have much to it and after cutting off about 2.5 inches from the front pieces, I was able to line up the prints. This actually worked out pretty well since I would have wanted to cut it shorter anyway.

lets go to arizona cardi- mini pip

I also had some issues with making the sleeves too big, so I had to make some adjustments. If you make this in a solid, this would take probably an hour or so to finish. Because of my fabric errors and fit errors, it took a few hours. But all in all, it came out so cute and I can't wait to pack it in my suitcase!

lets go to arizona cardi- mini pip

lets go to arizona cardi- mini pip

lets go to arizona cardi- mini pip

My pretty seam!

lets go to arizona cardi- mini pip

I took over 300 photos of the farm this weekend with my new camera so I have a lot of editing to do! Hopefully later this week I'll post some of my favorites. Hope everyone had a great weekend!


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