Totally inspired by the sweater re-do at Tea Rose Home I got to work on my own version using a sweater that had been laid to the side due to it being ITCHY!....really is there much worse than an itchy sweater on the list of little piss-ant things that can make you really crabby?
It was late at night when I got started on this project.. evidenced by the AWFUL photos.. please excuse them. First thing was to cut multiple steeks into the sweater. What?... Don't know how to cut a steek?.. well look here How to Cut a Steek and live to tell the tale
Here I am sewing up the guidelines for the steeks. I used my fancy dancy feed control on my Bernina, lacking that DO use a walking foot so you don't distort the sweater fabric.
Lots of help was had- This is Bragg, not because he is awesome, but because he was found at Bragg Park as a tiny kitten
After the steeks were cut I inset fabric triangles- this is where a serger is the BOMB! The fabric is voile. I like how the soft floaty nature contrasts with the sweater.
I did little covered buttons at the peaks of each inset - LOVE me some covered buttons!
I could not be happier with this sweater rescue.. from a pullover I never wore to a cardigan that I love to wear!