I love pinterest. Really. It's a complete addiction for a creator like me. So many ideas. So many ideas!! It's an absolute creative overload. I've picked out a few things here and there to try. Here's another one.
I have a few sweaters that are just too short but I can't part with them. The red/orange one is planned for my little Olive as a cute dress, I'll cover that project at a later time. The sweater on the right is perfectly nice, but just skims past my belly button, not really where I'd like it to be right now so I decided to try to make it into a cardigan I could wear open.
Simply enough, I just cut it down the center and then stitched it back up using a 1/2 inch hem. I adjusted my machine to long stitches so it wouldn't pull the knit of the sweater. I also used my walking presser foot.
A few buttons from my bin to give the edge some interest. Purely decorative.
To keep them where I want them I used a dab of elmer's glue, then I stitched them in place by hand
That's it. Over a nice fitted white shirt it's just perfect.