Nina — Linen Cardigan Sewing Pattern (Free PDF)

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Nina is a loose and flowing short-sleeved cardigan with tie front detailing. Versatile styling to wear tied, cascading open, or even as a sarong tied around the waist. Linen is a natural favorite, soft and quick drying.

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Type: PDF Pattern
Skill Level: Beginner
Design Variations: 1
Illustrations: Yes
Instructions: Yes

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Customer Questions and Answers


Where is the best place to adjust this pattern for length? I am 5'4" and the pattern is too long for me.

PHYLLIS • April 20, 2023
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Hello, You can draw a horizontal lengthen and shorten line above the curve of the hem and below the tie, in a space where there are no pattern notches or details. If you would like any further assistance on lengthening and shortening please send us an email directly.

Lauren • April 20, 2023

Just downloaded the pattern. I can't wait to make it. Thank you for your informative emails.

Nancy • February 23, 2023

Could you please share the pattern for the dress under the cardigan? They are a lovely combination. Thank you in advance.

Siena • August 14, 2022
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Of Course! The dress is our Nico Pattern.

Lauren • August 14, 2022
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Found pattern pieces

I found the pattern pieces. Need to follow directions. :)

Pat • October 4, 2021
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Download was the instructions

I need the actual pattern pieces. Are they available? Thanks

Pat • October 4, 2021
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Easy to sew!

I enjoyed making this jacket with the french seams. It fit very well as the pattern was true to size. Thank you!

Foster • August 31, 2021
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Thanks for responding

I did find the instructions after all. I was looking for them on The Thread (I think that's where the info said to find them. Anyway - plan to whip this up tomorrow - the instructions look incredibly quick & easy. Thanks for getting back so quickly.

Nancy • July 5, 2021
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My pleasure! Happy sewing!

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Where are Instructions?

I can/t seem to find the instructions for this piece on The Thread. Have they been removed?

Nancy • July 4, 2021
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Hello, The instructions for this pattern is included in the Booklet you have downloaded.

A quick and easy make, and such an elegant cardigan. I chose to serge my edges and turn under once instead of fold twice since that would be a little hard to do neatly for the inner curve of the ties. I like how it looks work without tieing the front which I'll share in another photo.

Lauren • July 4, 2023

Here it is again worn untied and paired with a dress I made in Fabrics-Store's Faille cotton fabric. I made this pattern in their airy IL030 gauze linen.

Lauren • July 4, 2023

Voici mon Cardigan Nina fait à la surjeteuse dans un tissu façon Jean mais très fin. j'ai bien aimé le coudre mais pas évident de faire l'ourlet. J'ai donc fait un roulotté. J'ai aussi posé une parmenture au col. N'étant pas très grande, j'ai raccourci le patron et j'ai laissé des fentes sur le côté. Merci pour le fichier.

Ve • May 26, 2021
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