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Friday, November 16, 2012

Cardigan Refashion

So I got this cardigan at Target a while ago, but when I bought it it was just a plain cardigan in a beautiful mustard yellow color.

I wanted a little bit more than that, so I bought it in a size too big.

I took it in by sewing a seam from the end of the sleeves, all the way up through the armpit and back down to the bottom at the waist.

I cut off the extra from the new seam and pinned it to the front in a crazy pattern that does not match on either side.
I didn't do anything to the extra fabric except twist it and turn it until I liked the way it looks.  It got that bubbled look just by being a knit. And then I stitched it all on with a sewing machine.  If you look at the inside, it just looks like a bunch of crazy stitch lines, going in every different direction, making a big mess.

And I'm in love with the result!!

A pretty little cardigan for a way better deal than if I'd tried to buy one already embellished!

So, I'm definitely doing this again.


Mandy Jean said...

That is so cute! Great idea!

Take Care,
Mandy Jean

Christina said...

I love this!!! If you don't mind me asking, how did you attach the design to the front?

Brittany said...

Christina, I updated the post to be a bit more specific, but all I did was sew them on with a sewing machine. It was super easy.

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