Wednesday, October 10, 2018

T-shirt to cardigan refashion

I bought this t-shirt at a local charity shop for £3. This photo looks like I'd just woken up from a really great night out, if only that were the case!
The plan was to make it into a lightweight cardigan for layering.  The neutral colour was a plus point as so many of my clothes are patterned and/or bright colours.

I was long so I cut off a strip at the bottom, this was to be used as a button band.

The fabric was a heavy weight for a t-shirt,  stitches just sank into it and disappeared.

The heavy weight was a disadvantage when it came to the button holes, my button hole foot thought I was asking too much.

There are more details and photos here and also a bonus feature.


Valerie said...

I love the idea of using the bottom hem as a button placket! Filing away for future reference...

Maria said...

Your cardigan turned out great and the garment is much more wearable now!

Chickie WU said...

Wow, that really looks great. It was a smart idea to cut off the lower edge. Genius!