I spotted this cardigan at Banana Republic a few weeks ago.
However, I’ve been needing a new long sleeved white cardigan and I had this old H&M sweater hanging in my closet.
It didn’t take me long to spirit the sweater off to my sewing room and start reconstructing it into something more fun. I cut straight up the middle, folded the edges under, pinned, and sewed.
Next, I chose fabric for my ruffles. I like the two-tone look the original has, but I wanted to be able to wear this cardigan with a lot of different outfits, so I went for a monochromatic look.
I created my ruffles from a white t-shirt, a sheer cream scarf, and the white fabric from the inside of a necktie. I simply pinned the ruffles to the sweater and sewed them down.
I think my version is a bit fluffier than the original, but I’m pretty happy with it.
I may sew on a button closure, but for now, I love using a sweet little earing to cinch the cardigan together.
It also looks pretty cute belted.
Let me know if you make your own ruffled cardigan, I’d love to see it!
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