Cardigan refashion

From this:

Big 80s bat wing cardigan - to this:

Fitted cropped jacket. :-)

I used my perfect shirt pattern to cut out the pieces. The bottom of the sweater became the body of the jacket, and the rest became the sleeves. I managed to use the existing bands everywhere except at the neck, where I sewed on a piece of knit found among remnants. The same fabric was used to make the bow.
Also, I added a button in between the two existing ones and added a snap at the neckline to keep the jacket closed.

I will happily wear the little jacket as a liseuse - bed jacket, to keep me warm at night. :-)

So, everything used in this project was repurposed and I'm pretty satisfied!



  1. Wow, what a difference! I love your new jacket. I have a shirt (that is now too large for my husband) which is made of the most gorgeous fabric; you are inspiring me to find a way to refashion it into something for me. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Reusing existing things is great! I'm glad this project inspired you nadine. :-)

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    1. It is!
      Thanks for stopping by Karin :-))