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Aubergine Chameleon Cardi

Added Apr 29, 2010

by Chicky C

Sydney, Australia






This is my first entry for Made By Rae’s Spring Top Week. I based this top on a style I had seen in Saba. I will add instructions, but basically it is a loop of material with 2 sleeves. I love the versatility of this top, and the photos show a few ways I plan on wearing it.

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Material Notes

An aubergine coloured knit, purchased from Ebay




Garment Type

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    May 2, 2010, 03.59 AMby katieb

    Hi! Thanks for the great instructions. It was easy and it’s super comfy. I had to shorten mine a bit, even though I’m tall (5’10), all the extra material was a bit bulky on me. Can you show or explain how you did the 2 wrap-around looks? I can’t seem to get mine to do that – must be doing something wrong! Thanks :)

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      May 2, 2010, 09.17 AMby Chicky C

      I’ll try explaining…For the belted look, you let the loop hang down in front, then step through. Grab the material on each side of your hips then pull up (so the bottom line of fabric comes up to your back waist) and then cross the two hands across your front. The belt secures the two points and covers the line of fabric at the back.

      For the unbelted wrap-around I hand the loop down, make a cross and then put the lower loop over me head. What you can’t see in the photo is the twist in the material, it is underneath the front cross-over. I needed to move this around a bit until the twist was covered.

      Oh and make sure you add a photo of yours, I’d love to see :-)

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      May 5, 2010, 03.38 AMby Chicky C

      I just checked the length of mine, and its now only 2m, so folded it hangs 1m long. I must have cut the sleeves out of the original length. SORRY, I’m going back now to change the instructions.

      Thanks for pointing it out.

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      May 6, 2010, 02.34 AMby katieb

      No worries! I thought I must have used the wrong material or something! Anyways, I ended up cutting off ~0.5m so mine is 2.5m in length. I’ll try those techniques, and attempt to post a pic this week.

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    Apr 30, 2010, 08.49 AMby bttn

    Oh, it’s cool and fun!

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    Apr 30, 2010, 03.39 AMby elisana

    really, really cool. I love it! thanks for sharing the instructions!

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    Apr 29, 2010, 04.01 PMby victors

    Thats amazing! I’ve never seen anything like it, will be having a go myself for sure! Thanks

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      Apr 29, 2010, 09.02 PMby Chicky C

      Definitely give it a go, its really easy.

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    Apr 29, 2010, 03.58 PMby bussey

    Nice idea…versatile and comfy. Thank you for sharing!

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    Apr 29, 2010, 03.48 PMby hayleyroper

    This is great, please do add the instructions!

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      Apr 29, 2010, 09.01 PMby Chicky C

      Instructions are there. Let me know if anything is unclear

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