Friday, February 10, 2017

Fixing a Cardigan by Making it Fancy

I had a black cardigan sweater that I’ve been wearing for years. It was the perfect weight, size and worked for casual, professional or whatever look I had. 

But my versatile cardigan met with a bit of a mysterious mishap in the laundry. This is what it looked like after some stitching up.

The sweater still looked pretty bad, but I was able to stop further fraying. So I took the fancy part off of an old headband that I no longer wear to cover the damaged area.

Here's what it looked like after adding the fancy detail:
I got lucky with the damage to the sweater in that it ended up roughly in the shirt-pocket area which makes sense for some sort of of embellishment, patch or brooch. If the laundry gremlins had tried to eat a different part of my sweater, I would have had to get a whole lot more creative to fix it!

You can check out the other photos of the refashion and more details on my blog probablyrachel.com.

3 comments:

Chickie Walsh said...

That is a lovely fix up job for your sweater. It looks like it should have always been like that. Very clever.
Chickie EOD

Marisa Glied said...

Adorable fix!

-TheRefashStash

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