Hooked below the breastline.
I've been hoping to stumble across an apple-green cardigan for some time now. Unfortunately, from memory, apple-green is 'so five years ago' and thus nowhere to be found. Luckily for me, I stumbled across an apple-green knit top in my favourite op-shop last week for the sweet price of $6. I decided to refashion into a short-sleeve cardigan.
You can see a 'before' shot of the top at the end of the post.
Here's what I did:
1. Cut along the centre front and turned it under on both sides.
2. Unpicked the leaf detail from the centre neckline. The leaves became petals for my flower. I used a button for the centre of the flower.
3. Used ribbon and lace to create a faux pocket and trim the sleeve edges.
4. Sewed on two hook and eyes - one at the top and one below the breastline.
A close up of the flower detail and lacey-ribbon sleeve trims. The cardigan goes perfectly with the polli earrings my sister sent me for my birthday - so lovely!
And lastly a full length shot (hooked at the top) accessorised with my birdie sling and 2010 winter footwear - red converses. Love 'em!
- Way too mumsy-