Spring Sweater Refashion, Chapter 3


In between my writing projects and sewing/crafting obsession, I’m going through my closet piece by piece to update the items I don’t wear often . . . or ever!  I loved the feather-weightiness and 3/4 sleeves on this plain white cardigan but not the high, round neckline, so first I changed it to a V-neck following the same technique I used here and here.  Once that was done, I dumped all my trims on the bed and found a length of pastel lace that was exactly the right length for the front, with about 1/2 inch to fold under at the top and bottom.  Next, I removed the buttons and machine-stitched the lace along the button line.  Finally,  I found a variety of buttons the right size to replace the original white ones.  I love how feminine it looks . . . but I think I’ll try a bright trim and buttons on the next one. ♥

19 responses »

  1. I would have never thought to use all the different colored buttons on a white sweater, but I really love the look!

    • Yes, it’s a little scary at first! 🙂 One piece I’m working on was going to turn from a collared, long-sleeved shirt into a collarless, short-sleeved shirt . . . and now it’s turning into a vest! So sometimes they sort of evolve as you go. 🙂 But, worst case scenario, I can always make a lovely pillow out of it if my refashion doesn’t work, and that’s still better than hanging unused and unloved in my closet, right? 🙂

  2. We are about to “de-clutter” our whole house. Thanks for the tip, I’m going to go through my wardrobe with fresh eyes.

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