During my trip back home from Tamworth back in May last year, at one of our stops I managed to loose my Merino cardigan that I had made back in 2011.
This was a great piece that could be worn open or wrapped around me to add an extra layer when it was necessary.
So the next time the Fabric Store had a sale, I was there to purchase enough Merino wool to specifically make another cardigan.
It then took me to January this year to finally get around to making it for our trip overseas.
I again cut the front drape halfway between the short and long versions but what I didn’t take into account was the different drape of the merino wool.
|Short sleeves aren’t a good look under the cardigan.|
The drape was not quite as long, so I couldn’t flip it over my shoulder and the sleeves were rather snug.
Thankfully the back covered my hips which was good.
So I added 3 small metal buttons to the upper chest on the left hand side
and sewed a thread chain about halfway along the other drape
so I could create another layer
that looks like this. The side of the drape with the buttons on it is tucked into the back waistband of my skirt.
Even though the sleeves are snug and this is quite obvious with a short sleeved top underneath, when I wore it with long sleeves there are no other lines on the sleeves.
This was worn nearly every day I was away, it works with all of my tops and provided the extra layer I needed.
2016 Stash Out: 5.3 m
2016 Stash In: 15 m