I’ve been on a bit of an online shopping spree…. well not an online shopping spree, more of an online window shopping spree XD

Anyway, getting back to the point, everywhere I keep seeing these big drapy cardigans with dolman/batwing sleeves. I’ve never had something with a cut like that and to be honest I didn’t think it would look great on me so I didn’t want to pay any money for one in case it did look completely unflattering XD

So time to DIY!

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You need:

  • Some kind of nice fabric, again I was being cheap so I used some left overs from another project
  • Lace for the edges
  • Sewing machine and overlocker, I probably wouldn’t hand stitch this because it would take forever.
First lay out your fabric flat.
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Cut it into a big square. To decide on how big roughly estimate how long you want it to hang down from your neck-back and use that as the side measurements.

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Now fold each of the corners in to the middle.

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And where they meet up horizontally pin them together. The corners on the left side go together as do the right ones.

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Cut off the point at the end, this is where your hands will poke out of the sleeves 😀

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Now stitch down the sides that you pinned together. I prefer to use an overlocker for this but you can also zigzag to keep the edges from unraveling.

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You should have something like this 😀

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And this is where you should have stitched:

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Now really that’s all the cardigan is made up of… seriously. It’s just because of the shape that they drape so nicely. I decided to decorate mine with some random lace Celeste gave me for my stash.

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I stitched it all around the neckline/center hole in a big circle.

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I added it to the sleeves as well to match.

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Details:

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And yep that’s all there is to it 😀 It’s long and comfy 😀 I think I would considering buying or making a big knit one. In fact, I have a blanket I knit ages ago that I could easily turn into one of these!

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What do you guys think Yay or Nay to big batwing sleeves like this?

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