I found this cardigan at the Community Aid store for $2. It originally had big gold buttons down the front side. See the before.
I added the gathered floral chiffon to the inside opening of the cardigan. See tutorial. Then I finished it off by adding the natural woven trim.
I really love it. I wore it to pick up Lily at school today and felt totally stylish. I love the way the gathered chiffon pops up at the nape of the neck. It gives the cardigan a touch of sophistication.
1. First I cut 6" wide pieces of floral chiffon and sewed the together.
2. I then folded the long piece in half lengthwise and gathered it at the raw edges.
3. I then took the ruffled piece and sewed it to the wrong side of the cardigan's opening.
4. I then sewed the trim on next to the ruffle and removed the gold buttons with a seam ripper.