This lovely Angora Jumper was needing a little brightening up.
To make this into a cardigan I cut along the midpoint between the rows of stitching.
It is important to finish the edges before it began to fray.
A double crochet edge gives a stronger border for
Its very easy to cover buttons, just make a circle of fabric bigger than the button
Use running stitch around the edge and then pull together so that the fabric gathers around the back.
Stitch in place.
I use snap fasteners, to close the cardigan it makes it easy to fasten.
The stitched corsage is made from more covered buttons
I covered a button using crochet and placed in the middle of a suffolk puff
I crocheted a pretty frilled edge round one of the buttons
The rose was a felted button and the leaves were from a wool blanket I felted and dyed.
I hope my daughter enjoys her new vintage style cardigan.