Friday, February 25, 2011

Feature: The Hats off to Cardigan Tutorial

It's a {Feature Friday} here at CaitsCreates
This week I am featuring my fun and energetic blogging friend, Jennifer.
Jennifer Brasher
Jennifer has her own blog, Two Butterflies, where she is always creating/redoing something fun! This week she chose to share with us her awesome knock off cardigan tutorial. 

The Hats off To Cardigan

I fell in love with this sweater at ModCloth: 

The Hats off to Cardigan

It's $52.99 on ModCloth, and while that's not too outrageously expensive, I knew I could make it for a lot less. I had a brown scoop-neck top that I had picked up for $2 at the thrift store and some cream lace on hand.

Starting with the neckline, I pinned my lace in place, adding in little pleats, and machine stitched it down.

I used a wider piece of lace for the tie part of the bow and pinned it in place--I sort of pinched it together up at the top part of the tie and pinned. It stitched that down.

Then I cut another piece of wide lace and folded it in half for the bow--you will need 2 of these. 

PInch the raw end together and pin in place on your sweater to make 1/2 of the bow. Sew down and repeat on the other side. 

The finished Top: 

Thank you for sharing with us Jennifer!
Have a wonderful weekend :) 


  1. You're so sweet! Thanks so much for featuring me! Jennifer

  2. This is awesome! Thanks for passing this along! I love lace!
    And thanks for participating on my blog! Something big is coming and I need 200 followers! Would love your help and reaching that goal!

  3. Really like this! Think I will try this one myself! Thanks for the idea!

  4. I just found your blog through the Sassy Sites blog hop and I'm so excited to see your blog! I'm a crafty, but poor grad student (currently living in a very small town - about 15 minutes to Wal-Mart or the dollar store) and I'm your newest follower! Just so excited to explore your blog! : )