Upcycling Scottevest Cardigan

I purchased the Scottevest Lucille Long Cardigan (in black, white, and black solid jersey). Total overkill. The reviews are not accurate, it’s a horrible cardigan, very hot, with unusable pockets. It is droopy and unattractive and unreturnable.

Here’s what it looks like:

The Lucille

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If you put stuff in the pockets (keys only..) the pockets droop to the knees.

Madeline Cardigan

And now I notice that nowhere is Scottevest advertising anyone actually USING its pockets. Or even putting their hands in the pockets. Or turning around so people can see the back of the cardigan. And BTW the hands are super thin so don’t think you can wear this cardigan over a sleeved shirt.

Anyway. I don’t want this expensive clothing paperweight taking up space in my closet. And now I sew! I can improve it!

But there are no margins to unpick the pockets without ruining the fabric, and if I just cut them off, then I will end up with a cropped cardigan. No dice.

SOOOO.. I found this and fell in love with it’s unbelievably expensive self. It’s so great. So great. So so great. I want it. Maybe I can make it?

SIZE & FIT INFORMATION
– Fits true to size, take your normal size
– Designed for a slightly loose fit, use the tie belt to cinch in at the waist
– Mid-weight, stretchy fabric
– Take the next size up if you wish to achieve a looser fit
– Model is 177cm/ 5’10” and is wearing an IT 40

– Dark-gray jersey
– Slips on
– 70% viscose, 15% cotton, 15% polyamide
– Hand wash
– Made in Italy

RICK OWENS Jersey cardigan $815
https://www.net-a-porter.com/us/en/product/1005025/rick_owens/jersey-cardigan

 

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Turning a Sweater into a Cardigan

From So Sew Easy.

How to transform a sweater into a cardigan_ free video tutorial – So Sew Easy

This is great for your own sweaters, sweaters stolen from the men in your life, and goodwill sweaters.

So Sew Easy has a Youtube channel as well.