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?

– 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


Kwik Sew Tshirt Alterations

The tshirt does not fit well. At all. The neckline is puckered and awkwardly stretched, the back is four inches higher than the front, the body is baggy, and all in all it is just very ugly.

So I need to fix this.

Step 1: Unpick the neckline.

Step 2: Even out the length of the front and the back.

Step 3: Redo the neckline. It’s already starting to stretch out. Follow this video:


Step 4: Find out how much longer I want it (including hem). Which is 8 inches. I don’t want to add it to the bottom, it looks sloppy. I don’t want lace, it’s too juvenile.

Option1: Cut off the shirt 2 inches below the chest. Then I will add a contrast panel. Follow this blog: https://mesewcrazy.com/2016/08/lengthen-t-shirt.html

VERDICT: No. I don’t want to undo everything I did. I will just go with:

Option2: Add the extra fabric at the bottom, at the hem. Cool thing I did: Cut out front, cut out back, and hem with fusible interfacing tape before sewing the two together. Then I’ll align the stripes at the bottom and work up from there. Sides get a half inch seam allowance. Top gets the same.

Step 5: Finish off the cuffs with the fusible interfacing tape.

Step 6: For the Anthropologie Couture Tshirt look: https://www.thelaststitch.com/2017/02/neckline-seam-with-decorative-ribbon/