Thread: From stashT-Shirts: From our drawers
The holes ran almost up to the waist, so I knew this would be a cropped cardigan. I also remembered before I cut (surprise!) that the cut product would sit higher than the mark looks like on the uncut product. With this in mind, I cut on the low side of the waist curve. Surprisingly, and I don't know how, I ended up with a straight line.
I sewed the ribbons along where I wanted to cut vertically. I cut up to the placket. After some ripping out of stitches and examining how the placket was assembled, I cut through it. Ribbon finished off the unsightly cut edges. To give the hem some weight and because I like ribbon, I sewed it along the hem, too.
Even with figuring out things, this only took about an hour. That's the shortest project I can remember doing.
When I tried on the shrug, it ended at high waist and looked so much better than I expected. Instead of being an obligatory piece that I have to force myself to wear, I am waiting for the next work day so that I can show this off.
It looks so good, in fact, that my mom asked me to make her one for a similar dress.
This second time also took about an hour and turned out well, too.