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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.


For some reason the buttons start at the waist?


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….


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!


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

NaBloPoMo 8/30


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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