The Drape Cardigan

The Drape Cardigan pattern shop

Stitch a stylish and versatile cover-up to take you from winter to spring with The Drape Cardigan sewing pattern in UK sizes 6-20, including two length and collar options to try…

This draped cardigan from Cotton + Chalk has full-length sleeves and is finished with stitched hems. The front extends to form the collar and show the reverse of the fabric. The raw edges are finished with topstitching. Cardigan A is short length with a shawl collar. Cardigan B is long length with a draped collar.

Change up the look of this simple shape by getting creative with your fabric choice – choose a plain jersey for a capsule-wardrobe-worthy basic, a textured, bold knit for statement style, or even a glitzy metallic jersey for a day-to-night look that’s glam and cosy.

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The Drape Cardigan

Cardigan sewing pattern – only available with issue 39, Simply Sewing magazine


UK sizes 6-20, US 4-18 and EUR 34-48

You will need

  • Fabric {Cardigan A}: 152cm (60in) width fabric x 1.6–1.8m (134– 178yd), or
  • Fabric {Cardigan B}: 152cm (60in) width fabric x 1.9–1.8m (2– 234yd)
  • Fusible interfacing
  • Matching thread

Fabric suggestions:

Cotton jersey, double knit, sweater knits and interlock. Designed for stretch knits only with 25% stretch across the grain.


  • Learn to sew with stretch knits
  • Sew an elegant draped collar
  • Attach sleeves to a dressmaking pattern
  • Stabilise shoulder seams with interfacing.

Get the pattern

Get the pattern free with issue 39 of Simply Sewing magazine in our online store.

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The Drape Cardigan Sewing Pattern