Luckily, the spring issue of Craftsanity Magazine had a great feature (among so many!) about improv sewing.
Taking a boring long-sleeved tee from the back of my dresser, I was able to re-purpose it into a springier cardigan. I used some ribbon from my stash and picked up some buttons (with a 40% off coupon!) for inspiration.
|My finished project--I love that I can wear it with jeans|
and a white tee or a blouse and skirt for work.
|The "ingredients": shirt, thread, scissors, embellishments, sewing machine.|
Cut the shirt along the front and fold the edges in. Pin, add ribbon, and sew multiple
seams up and down the front. I used variegated thread that went with my buttons.
|LOVE the buttons! decided that it needed a little more|
interest at the lapels, so I took one strand from 5 different colors of
embroidery floss (the colors on the button) and did a little back stitch detail.
|Fancy and it will go with so much! A whole new look for about $2.00!|