Cardigan Makeover Free People Style

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Free People make some great sweaters.  Right now they have this awesome ethnic cardigan with pom pom ties. How convenient that I had this fuzzy peruvian pullover in the closet that I never wear.  You might remember I have a thing against pullover sweaters.  They rip the bobbypins out of my hair and give me sausage body (the main reason). I pictured what this cardigan makeover could look like.  Like most things I do, I got right to work without much thought.  I cut it and finished it while watching Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows. Cool movie, btw, but then I’m a sucker for Johnny and Helena.  And pom poms???  YES!!

I know I say everything is easy, but this is really one of the easiest projects I’ve ever done. DEF my easiest cardigan enhancement and I must admit, I’ve done a few!  Shhh…don’t tell anybody!

Before & after:

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How to make a cardigan out of a pullover stitching    diagonal stiching to finish hem sweater

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You can pretty much figure out how to do anything on the internet these days.  Like how to make the pom poms or do a finishing stitch.  I used yarn and a big fat needle for that.  If you need help or have questions…as always write to me.  I dig giving solicited advice!  :) Have a great day!!! kimi

Here’s 2 posts I’ve done on cardigan makeovers: (click on pix)

deconstructed tshirt DIY idea                    sweater collage


21 thoughts on “Cardigan Makeover Free People Style

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  4. Love how this has ended up. I have been trying to re-use / up-cycle my never worn clothing but keep grinding to a halt. Think I need to take a leaf out of your book and not think too much before I start…it definitely yields results.

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