A Renfrew Cardigan for IPM Week 3- Hack IT

Hello everyone.

I am back with this super quick post about a simple hack I did for IPM2016. This turned out to be a rather wearable muslin actually. OK SO for my final IPM garment I needed a cropped cardigan to go with it. In all my sewing pattern stash I couldnt find exactly what I  envisioned so I tried hacking a Renfrew top.

It was a lot easier than I thought – I loped 3 inches off the front and back bodices. Added seam allowances at the CF. Drafted a simple placket. For the sleeves I used Moneta 3/4 length sleeves. I also adjusted the ease – the Renfrew fits like a T shirt so adding 1/4″ at the sides gave me an extra 1″ of ease. I forgot to add the ease on the sleeves unfortunately.

Armed with the traced off pieces I cut into a blush pink textured jersey (a long time stash resident). Scrap ponte from an old make was just enough for a neck band. I sewed everything up on the overlocker and finished the placket ends by end. Sleeve hem was a simple zig-zag stitch.

I still need to take more length off – so the band sits on the waist.

Its a cute little number – even if it is a bit granny chic. I decided to leave it unbuttoned because I didn’t have any suitable in the stash. Its great what you can do with hacking sewing patterns. Piccie – it was pure coincidence that the colours on the cardie matched quite well with my Aurora dress. A happy coincidence :-).June 18 190 June 18 202 June 18 205 June 18 208

 

Thank you so much for stopping by.

Peace and Love

Hila

XoX

 

 

 

Advertisements

7 thoughts on “A Renfrew Cardigan for IPM Week 3- Hack IT

  1. Cute! Great idea! What a cute cardigan and it goes well with your dress. Two garments, back to back? You are amazing!!

    Like

Join the conversation!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s