Monday, March 29, 2010

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.

9 comments:

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

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  2. It looks fantastic now! What a great save!

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

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  4. That is really pretty! Lovely for summer.

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  5. 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!

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

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

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  8. 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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