After my last make of the Plantain T Shirt, I couldn’t stop thinking about those elbow patches that I missed out on. I ran into the thrift store last week to see if they had any leather, and amazingly they had a brown suede coat for $3. That coat was the beginning of my plantain cardigan remix.
Making this shirt into a long slouchy cardigan was really pretty easy. I extended the front and back pattern pieces by about 2.5 inches. I looked at a cardigan I had in my closet and liked the angled front pieces…I drew you a little diagram to see the redrawing I did.
I also added a couple inches to the sleeves. I like my cardigans long and comfy. To finish the front, instead of adding a separate band, I just folded under twice and sewed a finishing stitch!
Those brown suede elbow patches though…they have to be my favorite part! I love them, and now want to add elbow patches to everything! This cardigan is something I know I’ll wear all seasons!
Have I convinced you yet to get over to Deer & Doe and download their free shirt pattern? It is one great pattern!