I’m always freezing. It’s seventy out today and I’m wearing a hoodie. (This could be due to the wonderful stuffy nose I woke up with this morning too. blech.)
So I like to have a lot of cardigans in my closet. Lately I haven’t been able to find any that I like. They’re too small, too big or have too many things all over the front. Then I had an idea. I’d made my own.
I started with a men’s large long sleeve shirt. This one has a texture like long underwear.
I took the sides and sleeves in a bit and chopped an inch or two off the bottom. When I put it on, I realized I didn’t have to take quite so much out of the sides, but it still works. Since I wanted it to be a little different, I cut the opening on the left side instead of the center. Then, I cut off the crew neck collar and made the neck opening asymmetrical. I took the piece I cut off the bottom and gathered it, then sewed it around the neckline. I used a single button as a closure.
So far, I’m quite happy with how it turned out. I haven’t decided whether to cut the cuffs off the sleeves. The day I wore it, I tucked them under because the sleeves are bit long. I fear if I cut them off, I won’t like the edge I end up with.