Added Oct 11, 2009
An old, too small, moth eaten in places Banana Republic sweater dress has become one kick ass cardi!
Split down the middle.
Edges folded under and sewn down.
Curse and cut off messed up edge.
Recut edge and try folding and sewing again.
Cut strip for a belt.
Realize that you hate belted cardi’s when you try it on.
Decide to make it a ruffle instead.
Make and sew on first ruffle in record time.
Swear a lot as you pick out the stitching on the second, less easy, ruffle.
Stitch ruffle on.
Make a button loop and covered button.
Wear while smiling like a fool.
The edging was royally effed up the first go round and another trim was required.
I now have an unhealthy love for my rotary cutter, without which this project would have ended up a big FAT fail. I could never have cut so straight with a scissor.
Merino wool sweater dress from Banana Republic
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