Thanks to some busted plumbing and some awful lady problems…blush…eight weeks after Monkey was born, I had to have a Hysterectomy. Bleh. That was a crapper.
Are you wondering what this has to do with my tutorial? Well, ever since the Hysterectomy, I’m either freezing or frying. There is no happy medium. I have an entire drawer full of cute sweaters I haven’t worn since the hack. I need an easy out for when I start getting too hot. I decided to turn one of them into a cardigan. Here’s how.
Start with a sweater. I chose this one because I love(d) it, and because I was interested to see how the turtleneck was going to turn out.
I cut it right up the center.
I didn’t have to measure this one. I just went with the sweater pattern. If your sweater doesn’t have a pattern to follow, you’ll have to measure it and draw your cut line onto the sweater with a fabric marker.
I selected this stitch on my sewing machine, which is now dead. Sadness.
Then all I did was stitch down each raw edge of the sweater with matching thread. Here’s a closer shot of the stitching.
I love how it turned out kind of scalloped/ruffled.
Now I have a really cute *new* outfit! Only…
I’m not leaving the house today. The heels and necklaces are impractical for packing babies around, folding laundry, and making dinner. So…
…back to my running shoes, hoodie and tee shirt it is. Ahhh…comfort! :)
But now I have a cute outfit for date night or What I Wore Sunday!!
See how easy that was? Now you have a fast and easy way to refashion a sweater! This would work well for a sweater that has shrunk or one that you just want to change up. You could also embellish it with a zipper, buttons, or ties to keep it closed.
Happy sewing! :)