Saunio Cardigan

The Saunio cardigan is a pattern by Named Clothing. It is an oversized and relaxed style designed with 3/4 sleeves that narrow towards the wrists. This garment has dropped shoulders, a round neck and has an overlapping front edge. It is marked simple – which it is, hello fast sew!

This pattern has been on my to sew list since last year. The pattern was included in the line-up for the Sew My Style 2017 challenge. This resulted in many inspiring versions such as this version by Blogless Anna and another version by Jessica Lorraine which includes a waist tie – a feature I love!



I was brave and cut into my good fabric knowing I had more of it. My version is sewn in a deep navy wool which I bought from a car boot sale, $20 for 6 meters! I lined the sleeves with black rayon and left the body of the garment unlined. I added a waist tie to the jacket and a belt loop at each side of the side seams.




I love this pattern! It’s a quick sew (around 3 hours) and looks wonderful with a number of garments in my wardrobe. I originally made this jacket in a size medium which I was finding a little snug. My boss loved my jacket so I made another version a size larger and sold her my size medium. I added an extra centimetre to either side the wrist as I wanted a little more room for my winter layers.

I love this pattern so much that I’ve already cut out another version In a bold print. I’m heading away on a sewing retreat weekend this weekend.  I look forward to sharing more makes with you soon.



4 Comments Add yours

  1. liamarcoux says:

    I’ve been hoping to find a cropped layer (I love you, high-waisted jeans! I want coats that show you off!), and I’d more or less skipped over this pattern, I think because I’ve mostly seen it styled not with jeans – but your version is very convincing! Also real wool at that price is like the Holy Grail, you’re a boot sale Galahad.


    1. This cardigan/jacket is a great make. I highly recommend sewing the next size up if you are making it with structured fabric. I was so stoked to get the fabric at that price! Normally wool of this quality is $35 – $45p/m! 😀


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