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June 17th, 2009
DIY: Cardigan Makeover


It was my sister’s birthday yesterday and even though we say we won’t do gifts we always manage to rustle up a small token. This year I decided I was going to make her something. She LOVES rainbows so I thought, how about a rainbow-buttoned cardigan. Firstly to source the buttons I did a quick search on eBay and within a couple of days I had in my possession some awesome heart-shaped rainbow buttons courtesy of Punch ‘n Julie (her etsy store). Next I went a purchased a fairly inexpensive plain black cardigan from New Look, checking of course that the new buttons would fit into the existing buttonholes. Now the tricky part. I am totally inept at sewing buttons but I somehow managed to remove the plain black ones and replace with the cool ones I purchased. Voila, a boring old cardigan gets a new lease of life as a funky rainbow one! I even put the spare buttons in a little pouch in case any of them go walkabout. And yes, my sister loved it :)

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