My husband had to go get the exhaust fixed on the truck this evening, so that meant I was home alone. What to do... what to do....
Upgrade a too-big shirt into a cardigan, of course!
I love Goodwill- specifically, our Goodwill. It's got some really great stuff- high quality, gently used, and now just waiting to be loved by someone new. Goodwill is an awesome place to save money on clothes. Even if something's not exactly what you're looking for, $4.00 for a shirt isn't bad, even if you have to do some tweaking!
I got this great gray long-sleeved shirt at Goodwill the other day- it was so soft! But I already have a lot of long-sleeved shirts... I was really looking for a gray cardigan. Here's how I turned my long-sleeved shirt into the cardigan I was looking for!
Here's the shirt. First, I washed it and dried it (like, 5 days ago, but I never put it away... hee.)
Then I cut the shirt at my measurements, so it opens at the front. Like 'dis!
Then I used a zig-zag stitch to sew up the edges. At this point, I got hungry, so I went and had a cookie for supper. No husband to feed, you know.
The finished sewn edge looks like this... and then I removed the pins... cookie still in hand.
I decided to add buttons to my cardigan next. I've never made a buttonhole in my life, so the buttons are just decorative.
Anyway, I found four of these buttons, and put the bottom button 6 inches from the bottom of the cardigan, and then a button every three inches from there up.