This cardigan is intentionally made to button down the back. The benefit, of course, is that they designed the front of the sweater to fall at the right place.
The Question: How much different is it to wear your usual cardigan buttoned down the back than buy one intentionally designed to button down the back? I confess I'm rather tired of my cardigans, so I'm eager to find out. I wear many of my shirts backwards, so why not my cardigans?
It's not perfect like the cardigan above, but it's close to the same. The front doesn't look perfect, but it's not too bad.
When I turned this cardigan around, it came up way too high around the neck.
Maybe so? How 'bout a v-neck?
- Some cardigans turn around better than others. Shorter cardigans & v-necks don't work too well. Longer & slightly bigger cardigans seem to work better.
- If there's a big obvious tag, it'll have to be cut out, & sometimes even then the sweater won't fall right in front.
- Some cardigans turn around just fine, but I think I'll try them turned around as weekend-wear first rather than mainstream daytime.
- Either way, it does liven up old cardigans, & the buttons get new attention.
Tip: if you try this, I recommend buttoning up the buttons before you put on the cardigan--almost impossible to button behind your back otherwise :-)
What do you think?
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