A few years ago I found a black & white cardigan I felt would be awesome… once I did something to it. What that something was, I had no clue – I just loved that it reminded me of Coco Chanel (whom I love, but you’d be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t, right?).
I kept revisiting the cardigan, and flirting with different sources of inspiration – but each time, I’d abandon the cardigan refashion due to feeling as if the end product would still lack whatever factor would make it feel “me”.
This past week I discovered Cut Out + Keep, which led to finding this hooded vest tutorial - eventually leading me to realize adding a hood to The Cardigan would be a perfect first step in turning it into my Favorite Cardigan.
What I Did
[If this gets confusing, do yourself a favor and go to the hooded vest tutorial I followed - in fact, I assure you that you want to read over that one prior to reading mine]
- I Chose The Cardigan | Chose the shirt I wanted to use for the hood
- I made a cut halfway through the shirt – and here’s a diagram that may just confuse you, but I’m new at this tutorial thing so you’ll have to bear with me…
- After cutting/sewing a seam & then cutting along the bottom seam of the shirt, I turned the hood right side out and adjusted/ pinned it where I wanted it, then stitched it to the cardigan.
- This is what I wound up with…