Ive had this fluffy little cream sweater for a while now but found I didnt like to wear it much as it was a little too plain and the high neckline didnt look that good on me.
I really liked the idea of changing it into a cardigan as i knew id wear it more often and with a few added sparkly bits it could become a really nice evening piece as lets face it, we cant wear black all the time1 First thing i did was measure across the front from the neck down to the waist and cut up the centreline to make sure it was even.
I then overlocked some white satin ribbon to stabilse it onto each raw edge and then turned it in to create a seam binding. Id have preferred a stiffer type ribbon but this was the best colour match for the winter white sweater and even then it was still a bit brighter and whiter than Id have liked.
The next step was sewing the seam flat so the ribbon wouldnt fold around to the front as in the picture and folding the ends over to make them neat. I then hand-stitched the open edge carefully to the cardigan so you couldnt see it from the front.
A handful of sparkly bits and pieces and a few lunchbreaks at work hand sewing them on and this was the final result. I added beads to the back of the neckline too
Then just an addition of a large hook and eye closure half way down the front and it was finished. Im really pleased with the final result and just in time for the cooler weather.
Posted: Monday 19 May 2014