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Refashioned cardigan

Added Feb 27, 2010

by lilybart

Perth, Australia






This was a very ugly cardigan. I turned it back to front, dyed it and made it smaller. Am very pleased with the result!

More photos and somewhat of a tutorial on my blog

Material Notes

I think it’s cotton, but can’t be sure.




Garment Type
Preppy, Vintage

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    Feb 28, 2010, 02.01 PMby ginasophia

    I love it great ideas!

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    Feb 27, 2010, 06.35 PMby Aldana Peluso

    Hello. what did you use to dye the wool?

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      Feb 27, 2010, 11.07 PMby lilybart

      I used a really crappy dye that you can buy in Australia called Dylon. I do not recommend it (this top was supposed to be black!!!). You can buy dyes that textile artists use from art suppliers. They are the best.

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      Mar 3, 2010, 12.57 AMby Aldana Peluso

      Oh, thank you, im in Argentina but i’ll try to find something as you told me.


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    Feb 27, 2010, 03.20 PMby tpoole

    Hey I really like your shorts and hoping to attempt to make some for this spring just wondered if you made them yourself??? Plus I love the cardigan refashioned… I am into reuse and recycling clothes, I recently made a horrible jumper into a cute little cardigan!

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      Feb 27, 2010, 11.05 PMby lilybart

      Thanks! Unfortunately I did not make the shorts, they are Vanessa Bruno. Although it would not be at all hard to refashion them if you can find some high-waisted pleated trousers!

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      Feb 28, 2010, 02.13 AMby tpoole

      cool…thanks and great blog by the way..kept me engrossed for ages! :)

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      Feb 28, 2010, 02.25 AMby lilybart

      Hahaha thanks! I love it when people read my blog :)

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    Feb 27, 2010, 11.04 AMby huma

    graet jobb. The new version really looks nice.

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    Feb 27, 2010, 07.48 AMby libra-s

    I like your alteration. It looks much better than the original.

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