So you've probably learned... My camera sucks. so bare with me while I TRY to show you my projects I'm working on.
I got this white Cardigan for Christmas. I got to wear it once (Christmas Sunday) and then i washed and dried it in a load of Laundry.... along with a RED crayon! I tried almost everything to remove the red stains with no success. So I broke down and bought another white cardigan. Months passed and my birthday rolled around and dear ol'e mom got me a gift card to JoAnn's. What to buy... so many option. Then I remembered my ruined cardigan (which I held onto because I was so distraught when it went through the wash I couldn't let it go in hopes that I could salvage it in some way). I decided to buy Rit color remover and a Rit yellow dye (I've wanted a yellow cardigan for a long time).
|The Rit color remover worked okay. It didn't get rid of everything, but enough that I felt comfortable with dying it. It turned out GREAT. just the color I wanted......|
|Unfortunately.... Somehow HOLES appeared in one of the arms! I don't know if it was from too much dying or the fact that it went through a full dying cycle by itself. Either way I wasn't happy. But I wasn't going to let that get me down.|
|Quarter Sleeves would be better anyways, that would make it easier to ware in the summer! So I grabbed another cardigan with quarter sleeves and measured at the top of the cuff of the green cardigan.|
|I cut the cuff at the bottom and the extra fabric in the middle (Good-bye holes)|
|Then I turned the cuff inside out and slipped it onto the sleeve (making sure the raw edges were facing each other) and I sewed around the hole. (Make sure you Slide the Cuff down so the two edges are even)|
|The End Result... (Navy Blue and Yellow go so good together, don't you think?)|