First of all, I have to say that I am in love with Ruche. I love their dresses, skirts, everything. I love this cardigan:
|Get it here:|
So... I have had an old silk blouse that I got at a garage sale; due to being pregnant, I have hardly ever worn it. I was going to give it away, but decided to keep it to use the fabric for something.
|These grainy pictures should keep me from working at night!|
Find some old shirt that you would like to re-vamp.Get some wide flat lace. I used lace that is around three inches wide.
|The black lines point out where to pin- if you didn't know where the buttons were, lol.|
Pin the buttons and button holes inwards. Cut off the buttons. You can save these for later if you don't wish to use a ribbon tie for the cardigan.
|The sleeve disappeared. I have no idea how.|
Sew the buttons inwards. This includes the collar.
|It looks bulky because the lace is not cut- this was a mock up of how I would do it.|
I sewed a little ribbon on the inside of the cardigan to tie it with. The first ribbon is the loop that the second ribbon is held with. Do this on both sides. If you wish, you could use buttons instead.
Now you are finished!
My super thin model has stuffing in the back so it looks lopsided.
Ready for a walk in the park!
If Katherine was more cooperative and if I didn't have to rip seams (learn from my mistakes!) this would have been extremely quick and easy to make. It still was easy, but it took a while with many interruptions. Still, I am a huge fan of it and though I like the cardi from Ruche the most, I will happily wear this one.
If you try making one like this, I would love to see pictures and possibly do a feature on your work.