Monday, September 3, 2012

Super Simple Cardigan

  I've been wishing for a cardigan to wear over things for a while, and since fall is coming soon, I thought it would be a good time to try making one.

  I started with a heavy-weight long-sleeved knit shirt and some light grey lace.

   I cut the shirt right up the center:

    Folded the edges under and pinned:

  Then pinned the lace along either side of the opening. I tucked the raw edges of the lace under the front edges so it would look finished:

  And finally, I sewed down both edges of the lace.

  Simple, right? This doesn't have fastenings of any kind, but it still works... I may add some later. It would also be possible to make this without any sewing involved... just use a fusible hem tape under the front edges and under the lace. You could substitute ribbon, bias tape, or almost any trim for the lace, or leave it off altogether.... there are a lot of ways you could vary this to make it your own. I actually have another shirt I want to try this on soon. =)

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