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For those dark fall days
I had an oversized cardigan that I took in, only I took it in a little too much so then I had to find a creative way to let it out. This is what I came up with.

Posted by PinkWeeds from Omaha, Nebraska, United States • Published See PinkWeeds's 173 projects »
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  • How to make a cardigan. Gothic Cardigan - Step 1
    Step 1

    Start with the cardigan you want to make over.

  • How to make a cardigan. Gothic Cardigan - Step 2
    Step 2

    Mine was too long so I marked with tailors chalk and a straight edge where I wanted to cut it off at.

  • How to make a cardigan. Gothic Cardigan - Step 3
    Step 3

    After removing th excess fabric I folded my sweater so my side seams met up and marked a half circle shape.

  • How to make a cardigan. Gothic Cardigan - Step 4
    Step 4

    Cut out your half circle.

  • How to make a cardigan. Gothic Cardigan - Step 5
    Step 5

    Using the pieces you just cut out make templates for your side pannels. I decided to make mine in a vibrant red.

  • How to make a cardigan. Gothic Cardigan - Step 6
    Step 6

    I cut mine out larger than the original so that I had more stretch.

  • How to make a cardigan. Gothic Cardigan - Step 7
    Step 7

    I then took the fabric I had originally cut off from the bottom and cut strips to make a "ruffle". I pinned and sewed the ruffle onto my side pannels.

  • How to make a cardigan. Gothic Cardigan - Step 8
    Step 8

    Carefully pin your side pannel into place- make sure you pinned it correctly before you sew.

  • How to make a cardigan. Gothic Cardigan - Step 9
    Step 9

    It should look like this once you've sewn it into place. Finish by hemming the bottom and you're done!

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