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February 17, 2012

Sweater Refashion: Homemade Cardi

Do you remember this sweater that I picked up at Goodwill?


I liked it, but it never suited me right. So, I decided to cut it up and start over. Oh, yeah…

I started by folding it in half and cutting up the center of the front. If you think I didn’t have a little hesitation cutting silk and cashmere, you are wrong. But, hey…I figured that I would live and learn.

Then, I folded each side under about an inch and pinned it. Really, I could have gone half and inch, but it worked.

I hemmed each side, but I don’t have a picture of that. Voila! Cardigan. I added to buttons that looked “grandmother-ish” to me (I like that).

And, that’s that. I think it’s much more functional now because I can throw it on over different outfits. I like to layer.


Enjoying the Good Life,


Linking up with:

Mine for the Making

Sugar and Spice


  1. that is awesome! thanks for the idea!

  2. I think it looks great! Totally worth the anxiety of cutting it up:)

  3. goodwillsc

    Thanks, ladies!

  4. New mission: go to goodwill and find a sweater to make into a cardigan!

    • goodwillsc

      Glad you feel inspired!

  5. Girl, this is exactly the spirit behind my “Drab to Fab” link party going on now and every Friday! I’d love for you to come on over to and link this up!

    I’d love to see you 🙂


    • goodwillsc

      Thanks for the invite, Amy!

  6. Ok, you are a genius. I am SO going to try this idea! Glad I saw your link on Sugar and Spice! 🙂 jenn

    • goodwillsc

      Thanks! I would love to see it when you try it!

  7. So great! Seems do-able! Will give it a try!

  8. You are certainly gifted with the scissors my friend! Thanks so much for partying with me at Drab to Fab on Friday! This week’s party is up, so come on back with more of your fab ideas!

    Amy @ Sugar and Spice