I wanted to make a drapey cardigan. I had seen this method on another sewer's blog and decided to give it a try. I used a basic knit top pattern and made these changes:
The original design has a lapel that folds back - which means the wrong side shows. But my fabric isn't the same on both sides and didn't look good, so I trimmed it enough that it wouldn't show. I had planned to add a band of contrasting fabric, but couldn't find anything I liked, so just serged and hemmed all the edges.
The fabric is a gray knit with a silver stripe running through it that I got at Joann Fabrics. It's medium weight and very soft and drapey with a nice hand.
And cute puppy picture