Last month I made a Lisse* (please click here or on the photo to see the original review and photos for this) and I really wanted to enter at least one upcycled version of each of the new horizons patterns I owned into the contest, so I went hunting around the house for something I could use to make one from.
For the full Lisse pattern review please see my post HERE
When I saw the upcycle challenge listed, I wanted to make something from each of the 4 new horizons patterns I owned. I quickly got searching around the house and found this lovely green knitted half waterfall cardigan which had sadly been shrunken in the tumble drier. I loved the colour but could no longer wear it, so I was quite excited to be able to reuse the fabric for the lisse*.
As we are coming into Summer soon in the UK, I opted for a short sleeve version.
To make it short sleeve, I simply measured 10cm (4 inches) down from the armscye on each side of the sleeve pattern and cut across and hemmed them up 1/2". (There was quite a bit of stretch in the fabric and the angle was quite shallow so it wasn't an issue leaving off truing the hem here but you may find you need to with your fabric.)
Unfortunately, I didn't have quite enough fabric to make the petal front so I decided to try using the bottom back pattern piece instead of the petals.
I really like the resulting jumper and I will likely do some more flat front versions in the future too! Probably not too many short sleeved ones though.....our summers are about 3 days long hehe!
To buy this pattern, click HERE!*
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Hi! I'm Sarah and I live with my 2 boys and my Husband in East Anglia, UK. I enjoy sewing for my family and it is my aim to have a completely MeMade wardrobe for us all!