Sweater Upcycle

Project Description

What are you most proud of? Using the old waistband to create a button band down the center front. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Sew slowly when creating the scalloped neckline. I used a taffeta as the facing to give it some stability.

What you will need

  • I took a sweater I found at Goodwill and changed it into a cardigan with a button front and a scalloped neckline.

Q&A with Amy Alan

CraftyEmerald asked:
I absolutely LOVE how you made the collar pop with the deeper V and scalloped edging. Did you accomplish this with a serger?
Amy Alan answered:
I did everything on this sweater with a serger, EXCEPT for the scalloped neckline. It would have been a bit difficult to get the perfect corners where the scallops meet. I used my sewing machine and attached orange silk taffeta as a facing, but serged the edge of that, of course! :)
Bonheur asked:
ok not possible to write in french without keyboard mistake so i said: Brilliant this collar !
Amy Alan answered:
Thank you very much! :)
LindieLee asked:
Was this from a class?
Amy Alan answered:
In a way.... it was a sample I made for a class I taught at Modern Domestic here in Portland, OR.
sonih asked:
this is really nice thank you for sharing,God Bless you
Amy Alan answered:
Thank you, dear!

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