My favorite old cardigan was due for another round of repairs.
The elbow patch I put on a couple years ago was no longer covering all of the worn areas on one arm, and the other finally gave out.
So I returned the sweater to a more somber state with matching charcoal elbow patches from a thrifted felted sweater.
(And our “cloakroom” doorway ended up being the perfect place for a vintage curtain I’ve had for years.)
I sewed up a few holes in the cuffs and weak spots in the arms – thankfully the nubby fabric is entirely forgiving and I didn’t need to worry about making perfect mends.
But the beige thread in the buttons seemed to stand out too much, so I sewed some black over it.
And now the cardigan is stable once more, albeit a little less quirky, but still one of my favorites…
2 responses to “Favorite sweater re-do, third time around”
Love both old and new patches and the sweater. I have similar ones my parents wore in the ’70s.
Thank you! And yes, the ’70s – though they were terrible years in terms of polyester, fashion finally got friendly to long torsos!