June 20, 2007

Button Cardigan

This used to be a fairly well-fitting but dull sweater that I decided to refashion after it developed a large hole in the neck band. Thus, a new cardigan is born. I'm loving that ginormous button!

Sweater to cardigan wardrobe refashion

I made the binding from a piece of an old sheet; it was easy but quite tedious. The button closure is made from a piece of the old neck band, rolled up and sewn into a cord. I like how the stiffness of the binding curves the sweater out away from the body - it seems to make the lines of it more interesting.