The Fuller Cardigan is the layering piece we all need as the weather starts to change again (or if you work in an air-conditioned office building, all the time). The Fuller is a curve-friendly, plus size raglan cardigan sewing pattern with bust and shoulder darts for shaping and two different but complementary views. And it’s our first printed pattern available in our new size range, 12-32!
After seeing all of the beautiful cardis our fabulous makers made using fabric from Emma One Sock, you’re probably itching to get started on a Fuller of your own. We’re rounded up our favorite fabric and styling ideas from ready-to-wear fashion to help you decide how you want your first Fuller to look. But be warned: by the time you get to the end of this post, you will probably have enough ideas for a whole closet’s worth of Fullers!
Sew up View A in a solid for a classic cardigan look. Neutrals like black or gray go well with any outfit, or go for a bright color to welcome in spring.
Get playful with your Fuller Cardigan View A with fun prints, or go for a cool ombre effect!
How cute are these solid View Bs? The cropped view of the Fuller is great to pair with a fit-and-flare dress in a fun print.
Your cardigan doesn’t have to play second fiddle to the rest of your outfit. Make it the star of the show in fun prints like these!
The raglan sleeves of the Fuller Cardigan lend themselves to color blocking, but why not add your own seam lines for some interesting color combos?
Why not play a little in your sewing room? Go bold by mixing prints in your new Fuller Cardigan.
Add visual interest to your Fuller with textured sweater knits, or opt for a little sparkle with some stretch sequined fabric!
Let’s look at a few ways you can style View A of the Fuller Cardigan. Layer it over a flirty dress and tights, or pair it with jeans and a scarf for a more casual look. You can wear it over a loose-fitting tee, or a bodysuit tucked into high-waisted pants (and top with a cute hat for good measure). And if you want a little more waist definition, throw a belt over the whole thing.
Here are a few ways to wear View B. It looks absolutely ADORABLE over a dress like the Upton, or tucked into a pencil skirt. Wear it open to show off your high-waisted jeans or trousers, or if you’re feeling up for it, with mid-rise jeans to show a little skin.
If you’re getting some retro vibes from View B, you’re not alone. Go full-on vintage with these fun pinup-esque styling ideas.
We can’t wait to see the creative hacks you come up with for the Fuller Cardigan! There are endless possibilities: lengthen View A to make a duster-length cardi or a sweater dress, or crop the sleeves of View B for a cute short-sleeve overlayer. Add ALL the pockets, or hack View A to be double-breasted. It’s also super easy to turn View B into a raglan sweater—stay tuned for a tutorial on how to do that!
Ready to sew your first Fuller Cardigan? Then let’s get started! Be sure to tag your makes on social media using the hashtag #FullerCardigan so we can all marvel at your beautiful cardigans.