Made by me / Sewing cardigans

Cardigan revisited

The failed cardigan has gotten a makeover. And I think it works much better now! I cut up the old cardigan and reused fabrics for both the sleeves and back piece and had some more fabric left which became the new front. The fabric is a wonderful cotton/rayon rib that feels like a silk knit, but it was incredibly hard to work with. The seams stretches out like crazy and hemming was a nightmare. I ended up using the blind hemming method, but had to constantly pull and push the fabric to keep it from expanding and I would be lying if I said the end result looks anywhere near perfect. But I think the cardigan will be perfect for summer – the fabric is soft and light and feels cool to wear.


  • Digs
    March 29, 2010 at 11:06 am

    What a totally adorable garment! You look terrific in this shade of blue, and the cardi complements the dress beautifully.

  • LisaB
    March 29, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    It looks fantastic now! What a great save!

  • Melinda
    March 29, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    The colour of it makes your eyes look so blue! It really suits you.

  • luckylibbet
    March 30, 2010 at 4:29 am

    That is really pretty! Lovely for summer.

  • Johanna
    March 30, 2010 at 7:04 am

    Aww, thank you guys! 🙂

  • Jennifer P
    March 30, 2010 at 8:59 am

    Love it! I think it's awesome you were able to save it from a complete death! 🙂 It really does look great with that dress, it's so flirty/feminine!

  • Ann's Fashion Studio
    March 30, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    It's great to see that you saved the cardigan. The color is beautiful and it looks gorgeous with this dress.

  • Toocutedobs
    April 8, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    What a great save! From a dog of a garment to posh and polish. I love it!

  • West Coast Boomer
    April 11, 2010 at 9:18 am

    that oh-so-blue ( as in depressive) wadder was totally transformed into a marvy spring blue tulip. You are a magician.


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