September 16, 2014

Barbara: The Nineties Called And They Want Their Sweater Back


I've been saving this horribly out-of-date sweater for awhile.  It's so out of style Louie the cat can't look at it without wincing. 


It's not flattering on me, but the fiber is wonderful, mostly lambswool and angora.


I decided to make it into a cardigan.  I won't repeat the instructions, because I've written them up here.

I'll just show you the pictures of the steps.


Unlike in my 2010 tutorial, I cut the fabric on the straight of grain this time.  I figured it would be okay since it wasn't going to go over any curves.



I can't tell you how much I've been wearing this sweater now.  It's very cozy and much more flattering. 

6 comments:

ladyhawthorne said...

Looks great! I've made something similar with sweat shirts, very cozy.

Cyra said...

Oh that is excellent Barbara. Love your up-cycled garment, especially now it gets worn, lol.
Fabulous work.

Suztats said...

You look great in your 'new' cardigan! Way to go. That's re-using and re-cycling at its best.

Suztats said...

You look great in your 'new' cardigan! Way to go. That's re-using and re-cycling at its best.

cq4fun said...

I do like it much better as a cardigan. I will have to look for a sweater at the thrift store that I like as much and do the same. I can only imagine with that content it is super soft. It isn't quite sweater weather here, but I've had the AC off for four days! Yay!

QuiltingFitzy said...

Love your upcycled cardigan! What a great way to keep something you love. I will look at some of my favorites with new eyes. Good job.