I have a secret to tell you.
I often cut open my pull over sweaters.
Maybe it's the gift of my full figure, but I just feel better in cardigans.
Shopping at Marden's and TJ Maxx often affords me the luxury of
a cashmere or fine wool sweater, but beggars can't be choosers, more often than not
they are crew necks. So I started to cut them up the front to make them cardigans.
Sometimes I put ribbon on them, but often I just let them roll into an edge of their own.
Except this morning while doing this, I went right thru the back with the scissors!
Fear not, now I can patch it and make it even more uniquely my own.
Here is the mistake slit, and some vintage fabrics for audition
I picked a bold floral graphic, which seemed to really blend
with the burnt orange of the sweater. Once I cut the patch to the size
I wanted, I pressed a quarter inch fold all the way around.
Placed, I stitch it all the way around, using a walking foot,
within the pressed fold
Once patched, I flipped the sweater over and whip stitched the actual
slit so it wouldn't spread.
but just so it seemed a bit balanced I decided to put another
patch on the front.
I don't know, maybe I'm crazy, but it is so fun to not follow
all the rules.
Have a great Monday!