This is what my old cardigan looked like. Short sleeves, love the metallic colour but somehow a bit out of shape.
I cut the bottom part, hemmed it with my sewing machine (you can use small blanket stitches if doing this by hand). You don't have to cut off the bottom part if you're comfortable with the shape. I then cut off the buttons (saving them for my next project!) and sewed up the opening.
For the next step I took the material I cut off from the bottom (you can use material from another top, contrasting material or perhaps lace), sewed long stitches by hand and ruched it. I then stitched it on by hand to the center of my new top, and voila! It looks new again.
Yay, I love it! Have you upcycled your cardigan lately? Do share your pics with me on facebook.
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