Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Sweater Turned Cardigan

This sweater sat in the box to go to Goodwill for quite a while. It was a little tight and had a small stain right in the middle.
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But then I wanted a cardigan, so out it came. I cut up the front middle of it, pinned the raw edges under and finished them off with a serged-looking stitch. And then, possibly without even trying it on, I threw it in my closet where it sat for a few months (maybe I lost my inspiration? wasn’t sure what to wear with it? the weather wasn’t cold enough?).
And then, last week, I didn’t know what to wear. I thought it would be nice if I had something to pair with a sweet, fluttered, sleeveless top I bought over the summer. After some scrounging through my closet I found my up-cycled cardigan!
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It was perfect! And the best part? That evening while helping my parents settle in at our house (they were in town for Christmas), I told my mom the story behind it. She had just thought it was a cardigan I had bought. Yay for passing the mom test!
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Now to go find some more sweaters to cut up!


  1. It turned out really cute!! :) I wouldn't have known either if you hadn't done this post! I love it!

  2. YOU are soooo smart!!!! I love that idea and will remember it before handing over my sweaters to Goodwill. Thanks!

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  5. love it! bet that would look great done from a v-neck sweater too.

  6. Great timing on this post. I just pulled out two sweaters I decided instead of getting rid of I would alter in some way. Now I am inspired!

  7. What a great idea! I just got a sewing machine for Christmas, and I think I have some sweaters that would be great candidates for this! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Great job! Yay for not getting to GW, right? LOL
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!

  9. that's a great idea. I'm trying it with hubby's old sweaters.
    Rita @MAY DAYS

  10. What a fabulous idea! I love how it turned out! I featured this over at Hoo's got talent! Thanks for linking up to the party!


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