Susan Graver Sweater Knit Cardigan with 3/4 Sleeves & Embellishments
Love this sweater!
While I wouldn't use this sweater for a dressy special event, I love it for casual wear when I want something that is a step above a plain solid cardigan. I have it in three colors (ivory, coral and turquoise), and have used them a number of times this summer. They are really cute over summer dresses, or with bermuda shorts/jeans, because the embellishment adds a definite feminine flair. The beading isn't flashy or glittery; it just adds an interesting little pop to the look of a basic cardigan, like a splash of clear icy crystals and buttons to match. I haven't had any problem with loose beads. The fabric is soft and silky, light perfect weight for summer evenings, and nice for casual business wear. Overall, it is just a fun, girlish, uniquely casual sweater that is a nice addition to my wardrobe. I am very happy with these!!
While I had no problem with beads falling off I did not recognize my garment from the way it was after it was washed. It had lost all body and felt and looked like a dishrag ready for the charity bag which is exactly where I put it. I still have the black one but have not worn it yet nor do I want to.
I rarely write a negative review - but don't buy this. The beads were falling off as I opened the packaging. The beads appear to be a cheap clear plastic on the ivory one. Material very thin. Not worth the price.
Sweater looks beautiful. BUT beads fell off the very first day I wore it. Beading is not secured on underside. I had to remove beads from otherside to fill in. I really should have sent it back but I had bought two of her blouses that matched sweater.
So very disappointed!
I ordered this sweater and because it was so dressy, didn't wear it for several weeks. Then when I finally did, several of the 'crystals' were coming loose/off within HOURS of putting it on. I had to resew several of them and I finally figured out why they HAD to give you extra...they probably knew the stones wouldn't stay attached. Just not a good buy...I usually have only good things to say about Susan's clothes, but NOT this garment.
I have this sweater in tan and off white and will purchase a black one next. I wore it for the first time yesterday and loved the fit and the way it feels. I actually caught myself touching the sleeve. Love that it is 3/4 sleeve so I don't have to push it up. Runs true to size for a plus size. It very pretty. Love Susan Graver.
Beads Fall Off
I wish this sweater worked. I like the knit fabric - its dressier and has just a bit of a sheen like a silk knit. The size I ordered fit great and I love the extra length. The colors I ordered - beige and lime were beautiful colors. So, you can see why it pains me to give what could have been a great item only 1 star. But I have to because the bead work is done so poorly on these sweaters. I think a person would need more than just the tiny bag of a few extra beads that come with the sweater at the rate the embellishment falls off. I pulled one sweater out of the bag and noticed a long string hanging loose. Found the missing bead in the bottom of the plastic bag the garment came in. It arrived that way. The other sweater lost a bead within and hour of wear. I looked at the back stitching to see how to fix them and it appears that the threads were never knotted off - just slid under another thread to hold. Susan, bring these back after you get another manufacturer - one that knots their bead work.
I bought two of these, one black, one taupe. The quality of the material is great, very comfy. I did return them though because of two things. They run large, so I recommend you size down. And the emblishments are showy. I bought them for around town, but think they are a bit "too much" in the bling department. But they would be lovely dressed up with slacks. Don't hesitate if you need something dressy, this will fill the bill!
BEADING NOT ATTACHED WELL
The sweater is beautiful. I wore it to work one time. When I returned home the beading had gotten loose. Strings were sticking up and some of the beading was about to come off. I'm afraid to wash it because the beading may come off. Also, you can see the thread of the bead work on the inside of the sweater. Need to update the bead work. Not well done. I am returning it.
Susan Graver Sweater Knit Cardigan with 3/4 Sleeve
I purchased the 2 sweaters 3/4 sleeves and the material is very beautiful but not what I expected. I will be sending them both back soon for refund purchase.
Best Purchase Ever
I am so glad I purchased the Blue Knit Cardigan. My favorite color is blue.
beautiful sweater for summer
I recently bought this sweater in blue and will get another for my friend who is going on a cruise. The quality is dependably good and the color goes with so many summer fashions. The beading detail is understated elegance. Thank you Susan Graver.
Carolyn, Frisco, Texas