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snip it, stitch it & reverse it for an awesome new look!
I am so diggin’ my rad reversed cardi…wanna make one for yourself?

Then let’s get goin’…

Posted by Confessions of a Refashionista from Toronto, Ontario, Canada • Published See Confessions of a Refashionista's 66 projects »
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  • How to make a button-up top. Backwards Is Beautiful…? - Step 1
    Step 1

    Snag a loose fitting cardigan, oval doily and, of course, a pair of coordinating knee socks

  • How to make a button-up top. Backwards Is Beautiful…? - Step 2
    Step 2

    *as I’m a confirmed knee-socks-as-sleeves addict & have written of their marvelousness numerous times on my blog I shall forego a lengthy step-by-step & simply leave this handy how-to collage for those who may be new to the fabulous socks-as-sleeves technique…

  • How to make a button-up top. Backwards Is Beautiful…? - Step 3
    Step 3

    Once your sleeves have been fancied-up center the doily on the back of the cardigan just under the neckline & pin in place

  • How to make a button-up top. Backwards Is Beautiful…? - Step 4
    Step 4

    Stitch it on

  • How to make a button-up top. Backwards Is Beautiful…? - Step 5
    Step 5

    Chop out the cardi fabric behind the center of the doily (if desired)

  • How to make a button-up top. Backwards Is Beautiful…? - Step 6
    Step 6

    Zig zag around the edge to prevent fraying & yer done!

  • How to make a button-up top. Backwards Is Beautiful…? - Step 7
    Step 7

    pop your cardi on backwards & enjoy your kewl new top!

  • How to make a button-up top. Backwards Is Beautiful…? - Step 8
    Step 8

    hmmm…but what to do with the chopped cardi sleeves…?

    Stitch up the raw end then hand sew a loose running stitch around the top & tie a couple of beads to the thread ends to create…

  • How to make a button-up top. Backwards Is Beautiful…? - Step 9
    Step 9

    a pair of fancy schmancy gift bags!

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Steph.
Steph. · Reading, England, GB · 212 projects
Hey...that's a nice idea about the excess sleeves!
Confessions of a Refashionista
Confessions of a Refashionista · Toronto, Ontario, CA · 89 projects
Thanks very much =O) I always try to use up every last scrap (if possible)...
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