Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Cardigan Refashion for Summer

I love this old blue and white sweater of mine--but I've worn it to death and have a newer version of it in black and white that has taken more prominence in my closet.  I'm trying to refashion things I'm not wearing, so yesterday it was this bad boy.

 Not bad to start with.  There is nothing really wrong with it but I wanted to take it from a winter cardigan to a summer cardigan.  First I needed to update those buttons!

Remember these guys from this button refasion?  I'm using the same buttons!

 First I seam ripped off those ugly boring buttons.
 I left the threads in the top so I would be able to see where I was putting my button.  I took the threads out right before I sewed each button.  It's great to have a guide like that because you will never eff up!
 Looking cute little button!
 Here it is rebuttoned!
 Next I chopped off a lot of the arm length using a rotary cutter and cutting mat.
 I'm not using that arm piece yet--but wait for a future project!
 Pin the arm hole and sew.
 Boom!  Updated short cardigan, perfect for summer.
 AND I could wear it over that blue dress I button refashioned!

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