A salvaged cardigan

I decided that I had an urgent need for a long fitted tank top to wear to yoga and set about making one. It was an unmitigated disaster!

I made it so fitted that it turned from black to white when I put it on – the stretch was so great. I cut the shoulders in way too much. Somehow I made the back shorter than the front – not a good look. So all in all I think I messed up every element of this extremely simple make.

I came so close to putting it in the bin, but then thought I had nothing to lose so had a little play.

I added a yoke to the back

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And after I had cut the top of the armscye too high for sleeves I added a pair of little triangles on each side.

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The top was so tight that I cut it through the centre front to make it into a cardigan. I was left with a rather unfinished looking front so added a rectangle for a collar and a pair of triangles tapering down the front to create a bit of a revere.

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I used some scraps of fabric to add a couple of patch pockets. I used my overlocker to do rolled hems on every edge.

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It’s not the most elegant cardigan, but it is already proving really useful. I’ve worn it to yoga and camping, as well as coffee with friends. A good save I think!

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Fadanista

16 thoughts on “A salvaged cardigan

  1. Good save Sue! I’m sure we take more pleasure in these ‘salvaged’ projects than others – and probably wear them more.
    I was going to comment on your spiffy hairdo too – very nice 😃

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