Make The Jacquemus Inspired Cardigan From An Old Sweater

Ms. Melior
by Ms. Melior
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This is hands-down my FAVORITE up cycle project of this season.

The Jacquemus cardigan and many dupes have been worn by literally everyone recently.

But we love a craft, so we're going to make our own!

It's super simple. Here's how...

Make sure the top you're using is a thicker material with long sleeves.

We're starting with this old sweater, which doesn't fit quite right, so it's a perfect candidate for an up cycle!

Draw your new seams, one down the middle and two extending towards the shoulder seams to create a v-neck.

Cut straight down the from the neckline to create the opening of our new cardigan.

Now cut along the v-neck and create a neckline along the back.

Using decorative ribbon, sew the front edge of the ribbon to the edge of the right side of the cardigan.

The ribbon should begin on one side of the opening of the cardigan, travel up the opening, around the entirety of the neckline, and back down the other side of the opening of the cardigan.

Flip the ribbon towards the inside of the cardigan and sew the back edge down. This cleans the edges from the front and is known as bias taping.

This is the near-final outcome of the cardigan.

This is the last piece, some decorative safety pins to close the top. I picked these up from my local sewing shop, but you're welcome to use any other creative fastening, like chain or a decorative button.

And this is how it turned out!

Have fun rocking this Jacquemus-inspired cardigan!

It's a perfect transition piece from warmer to colder days.

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  • Karen Karen on Dec 05, 2021

    Sorry, meant to say under it.

  • Carol Carol on Dec 11, 2021

    should you wash the trim before installing so it won’t pucker after washing when done? And it certainly won’t be warmer worn like that. Cute idea otherwise.