Revamped cardigan

Button cardigan



Whoops! I forgot to take a ‘before’ photo.

Sorry but you’ll have to use your fantastic imaginations to picture an unloved peach cotton cardigan which was never worn (not my colour) but which was too good to give away.

So, I put it into the washing machine with some brown dye, added some bias binding made from an old blouse and then sewed on loads of buttons.

I didn’t particularly enjoy making the bias binding, but I think it was worth the effort. 

Dressing gown


Having learnt my lesson I did remember to take a ‘before’ photo of my next customising project.

I found a cotton, embroidered dressing gown with beautiful flared sleeves for 50p at a charity shop.

I have had it for about a year and did intend to use it as a dressing gown – but somehow never did.

And now I have rather ambitious plans for it.

If I never mention it again – you can assume they were overly ambitious plans!








8 Responses to “Revamped cardigan”

  1. Lindy Says:
    July 17th, 2007 at 11:37 pm

    Love the cardi!

  2. French Knots Says:
    July 18th, 2007 at 6:12 pm

    Blue and brown, my fav colour combination!

  3. monica Says:
    July 19th, 2007 at 4:11 pm

    this is so clever! And look how gorgeous it now is…

  4. M Says:
    July 20th, 2007 at 12:54 pm

    Just love it. Your work is beautiful.

  5. julie Says:
    July 20th, 2007 at 3:40 pm

    the cardi looks great – I love the mix of different buttons

  6. melissa Says:
    July 31st, 2007 at 12:34 am

    what a beautiful brown cardi! and i can’t wait to see what you do with the dressing gown, although it’s really pretty as it is now!

  7. Monoprinting Says:
    August 9th, 2007 at 7:34 pm

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    August 26th, 2007 at 9:04 pm

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