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Cardigan sliced knit

I have seen many examples of this technique using upcycled t-shirts and have always wanted to apply this method of embellishment only with new material. This is Kwik Sew pattern 2759. The slices were made with the help of a ruler and sizzors and the fabric is a soft light t-shirt knit. The final garment looks stunning worn on top of a contrasting fabric top. 

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  1. sophronia | | #1

    This is really nice! I have to try it.
    More details on your design and technique would be greatly appreciated!

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    Siamiam | | #2

    Thank you Sophronia for your comments.

    I used a knit that when sliced and stretched would create a curl, and therefore a texture to the garment. Not all knit fabric will do this and so you have choose your fabric accordingly. Since I bought the fabric through Mill Ends I found this fabric in one of their "by the pound" bins. So not sure what type of knit exactly. I cut all the slices before I sewed them together, making it easier to lay flat and cut. The center back and sleeves were cut by folding in half and using a ruler to measure. The rest of the cuts where eyeballed.

    The garment was not hemmed, only finished with a serger in contrasting thread.

    Only note of caution, is to make sure that your sleeves are cut to the correct length before you make your slices.

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