The Cascade Cardi is the ideal topper for style and comfort. Add it as a layer to amp up the wow factor for a dress, skirt or pant outfit. Make it from a cozy fabric to wear as athleisure. The Cascade Blazer is ultra-feminine and will polish up any outfit from jeans to business casual. It is unlined and features soft tailoring techniques that give you the look, feel, and fit of fully tailored.
Subtle shaping and a unique neckline pleat add to the refined silhouette. Image consultant Nancy Nix Rice says it’s a "must have" for your core wardrobe!
Pamela’s Patterns are designed with the most common fit alterations built right in – high round back, forward shoulder, full bust option, extra hip and tummy room, and a great fit in the neck and shoulder.
- two front styles - cardi or blazer
- optional darts
- 3 sleeve lengths
This pattern is available as a paper pattern or digital download. The digital download includes both the PAH / Print At Home and A0 / Copy Shop Formats.
Good quality knit fabric including polyester, nylon, rayon, cotton, wool, blends.
Cardi – mid weight ponte, double knit, sweater knit, french terry, sweatshirt fleece, novelties. The single layer front “cascades”, to show the wrong side of the fabric.
Blazer - perfect for ponte, but many mid weight knit fabrics (listed above) will work as well.
To avoid pilling, choose a ponte knit with nylon/rayon/spandex, as well as ponte with wool blends or poly/spandex.
Stretch the fabric to make sure it snaps back to the original length. If it doesn't, don't use it! Check out Pamela's Patterns Stretch Ruler.
Knit fabrics, especially ponte or double knits, can shrink several inches per yard. We suggest pre-washing/drying fabric.
Cardi - 2 yds of 60" wide fabric
Blazer - 2 1⁄2 yds of 60" wide fabric
add 1⁄4 yd more for size XL or for narrower yardage
- Good quality polyester thread
- SewKeyse 1/2" Knit Stay Tape (shoulders)
- SewKeyse 1" Double Sided Fusible Stay Tape (hems)
- Palmer Pletsch Perfect Fuse Light Interfacing (Blazer)
- 3/4" - 1-1/4" button (Blazer)
- 1/4" - 1/2" shoulder pads (optional for Blazer)