Coppélia Cardi – Papercut Patterns

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You might remember these Anima shorts that I made last month, they won the Anima pants competition in the short length category! So happy! I chose the knit pack as the prize and they arrived a couple of weeks ago. Thank you Papercut Patterns!

The Knit pack prize
The Knit pack

The knit pack includes the Coppélia and the Ensis Tee patterns, and 1.6 metres each of three merino wool fabrics. I have never sewed with merino wool before and they are sooo wonderful. They are soft and warm while being thin, and glide easily under the sewing foot. They also dry very fast and has wonderful stretch recovery. So far I’ve used two of the fabrics and this cardi is one of them.

I have been eyeing the Coppélia cardi since I saw it around the blogosphere, so it is just so fortunate that now I have both the pattern and the fabric! This is the cropped version in size XXS, the only pattern alterations made were shortening the bodice and sleeves about 2.5 cm.

All the seams were finished with serger except for topstitching around the bottom hem and the side hole for the ties. The instructions are very clear and straightforward, and they made the sewing process quite fast, I finished this cardi in less than an hour. A note to take was to start stitching to neck band from the center back while pulling it down to one side, then went back to the center back down to the other side. I love that this made the neck band balanced on either side.

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This is actually a color that I rarely choose, but surprisingly it doesn’t look too bad on me, does it? I love how the cardi hugs my body and that there is no neck gaping. I won’t change anything if I made this the next time, maybe make the full length version but there is no need for further alteration!

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So far this cardi is the fifth Papercut Patterns that I made (more exactly is the sixth – there’s another one being washed) and I love them all! I never had to make too many alterations and they always look good and easy to wear. Looks like we get along very well. Also, have you seen their newest pattern, the Clover dress?? I’m looking at my stash right now looking for the perfect fabric!

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Pattern is Coppélia by Papercut Patterns size XXS.
Fabric is merino wool from The Fabric Store.

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  • I agree with the other commenters: this looks great on you, both the colour and the pattern. I like how casual it it and how cute the back bow makes it look 🙂

  • Sandra Julian

    The colour looks really good on you and I love this pattern. I bought it not that long ago but haven’t made it up yet, although I do have some lovely blue merino that is especially waiting. I’m definitely a Papercut fan as well.

  • Clover Farr

    Hi! This looks great. I am curious how you wash and dry this? I bought some at an LA store and they thought I should dry clean but others are machine washing. What have you done?

    • Actually I haven’t washed mine, but according to The Fabric Store’s (where I got the fabric) page here it is machine washable.

  • papercutpatterns

    Oh it looks gorgeous on you! I’m so happy more people are discovering NZ Merino Wool, it is the GREATEST fabric!!

  • That’s a colour I might usually walk past, but after seeing it on you I’d love some for myself! Such a delicious make.

    • Delicious is the right word! Thank you!


    Love this cardi on you, that colour is so pretty. You did a beautiful job on that one.

  • Oh merino is so yummy to wear and sew with 🙂 I think I might have to buy this pattern now as I’ve seen so many and they’re all just as lovely as yours! I like the colour on you.

    • Thank you! You should sew this pattern too!

  • Jane

    The colour is great. Merino is so lovely to sew with, one of the good things about being in a country with so many sheep. The Fabric Store (NZ) has a big range and I’m pretty sure they sell online these days.

  • I love that color! It looks really good with your denim skirt too! Hm, I want that cardigan pattern…

  • sallieforrer

    This is so lovely and flattering on you! The color, the cut – everything! I would love to get my hands on some of that merino knit! It looks luscious!! And thanks for the intro to the Clover dress! You’ve got my little brain a whir!!

    • The merino fabric is soo easy to work with, I wish it is easier to find them here in Japan. Can’t wait to see your Clover dress!

  • Samina

    That’s a great color & style on you. You should wear that mustard more often. I’m also smitten by that skirt! More details on that, please!

    • Thank you! The skirt is Vogue 8697, I blogged about it here.

  • This is so gorgeous on you! The color looks great on you and the shape is really flattering.

    • Thank you Sonja! 🙂

  • Lovely! I’ve been eyeing this top for winter so it’s great to see it on you.

  • looks gorgeous!

  • The Color really suits you. The Cardigan is quite cute with the band in the back. And congratulations to you for winning the anima Pants competition. Your Shorts inspired me for my own Version.

    • Glad that like the Anima pattern too, it is such a great pattern!

  • Sam

    Lovely! The colour looks great on you, it’s a shade I really like, particularly paired with grey as you have it here.

    • I like it too now! I should wear this color more often 🙂

  • karolina

    the color looks good on you!