My final piece in this “Mend and Save!” series is a darling dressy cardigan. It is made of stretchy velvet with a faux fur collar. If you are like me, you probably have numerous black dresses (or skirts) in your wardrobe, and often need some kind of dressy wrap to wear (as women tend to be cold, and we end up wearing sleeveless dresses!!!). This piece will solve that problem for me on those dressier occasions.
As you can see, I picked up this one for just $2.99, which is such a bargain for a piece so useful!
This is a VERY simple and quick mending job, which again made a nice difference in how the cardigan laid when I put it on. Before the stitching, the facings of both sides down the front kept wanting to stick out.
I put the facings neatly in place and pinned.
Then, I carefully hand sewed along the edge of each facing, catching only a couple of threads on the inside of the front of the sweater. You do NOT want to see your stitching on the outside of the sweater!!!
My 15 minutes of pinning and stitching has given a new life to this darling, dressy sweater!!! Again ….. it was only $2.99!!!!!
Not the best photo here, but I put it on with my St. John skirt from “Mend and Save! #2.”