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Quick fix Cardigan

So there was once a cardigan. It was long and blue and full of holes.
It was really handy.

But

For some reason the buttons start at the waist?

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This weird photo shows my belt and the top button.

As a result of the button location the cardigan was rejected by its first owner.

At a clothes swap party I rescued it. And wore it for a while with the weird button thing.

But then I had some time on my hands and a darning needle…..

Is it crazy to share this?

I took the bottom two buttons, that mostly coincided with my knees, making it hard to walk when fastened, and snipped them off!

Then I choose to spots at the top of the cardigan edge….

And….

Wait for it ….

Re-attached them with a bit of blue wool and a needle!

Then, to tidy up, I sewed the button holes lower down shut with the same bit of blue wool.

As for new button holes? Remember I said it was a holey cardigan? Wriggled the buttons through said holey-ness!

Et voila!

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Another simple and obvious cure for a garment that was otherwise far less wearable!

NaBloPoMo 8/30

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10 comments on “Quick fix Cardigan

  1. Ellen Hawley
    November 8, 2014

    Much improved!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. AnnetteM
    November 8, 2014

    Good idea!

    Liked by 1 person

    • lizard100
      November 8, 2014

      It’s a lot more wearable now and moving buttons wasnt hard to do at all.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. reocochran
    November 8, 2014

    I am not crazy about this style, but have seen it on others and they made it ‘work!’ I think it would be cute with a blue pin striped shirt with a collar hanging over the edge… smiles!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. BerLinda
    November 8, 2014

    Perfect! Can’t think of any reason why buttons would start at the waist – just wrong 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Frugal Hausfrau
    November 9, 2014

    Not a weird post at all! Great and simple fix.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Rambling Woods
    November 11, 2014

    Well done

    Liked by 1 person

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