You’re going to hear this a lot from Crafty Modern: we’re on a tight budget or really a “no budget” budget. So I’m on a total operation rescue for many of my clothes (and it must be said that I would try to rescue my favorite cardigans even if I had a boat load more cash, I just love my cardigans!). But I want you to know that you can, really can, enhance your clothes and have some funky style for low dollars (calling all funky stylers). Fortunately, I have a ton of vintage trim from years of thrifting and fabric store impulse buying. But I also have an awesome fabric store not too far from me that sells new old-stock vintage trim.
My cardigan needed rescuing because 1. it is a beautiful color and pattern and I can’t part with it 2. hole in the collar. I used a tiny piece of white muslin stitched on to back the hole (using yellow thread for my bobbin/backing as well as the front to match the sweater). Then I pinned on trim and sewed sewed sewed. For the trim, stitch twice down both sides of it, close to the edge, to make sure it is really on there and won’t curl or catch. Whatever you do, be creative and mix and match. I used a combo of vintage trim, grosgrain ribbon, and metallic thread. And think of this when you are thrift shopping, it’s so easy to use old garments to make something new.