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I had some leftover gray fabric from my maternity dress so I thought I would make something for baby boy.  And since I love a little boy in a grown up cardi, I thought I would go with that.  I made some similar cardigans from my daughter last year during Elsie Marley's kcwc using Made by Rae's Flashback Skinny Tee pattern.  Since I never did a tutorial with that one I thought I would take some pics along the way in case anyone else wanted to do something similar.

I first cut out a deep v for the front of the cardi.  Everything else should be cut out as usual.  Cut out your fabric according to the pattern (but your front piece should not be on the fold).

Cut out your waistband, and button/neck band.  The waistband should be 4 inches wide and 2 inches shorter than the pattern piece.  The button/neckband should be 2 1/2 inches wide and 2 inches shorter than the pattern piece.

Sew all basic pattern pieces together like normal.  Also, sew on wristbands according to pattern instructions.

Fold button/neck band piece in half lengthwise.  Attach to cardigan body, stretching slightly as you sew to fit.

Fold waistband in half lengthwise.  Sew onto the bottom of the cardi stretching slightly to make it fit.

Sew on the buttons and button holes, press.


  1. Ooh, how cute! I should make one of these for my nephew!

  2. Aww, that is SO adorable! Your baby boy will be comfy & sophisticated.

  3. adorbs! i feel like he needs a skinny tie and some glasses to go with it or something. very grown up baby, love it! i can't wait to see it modeled, you know, if that's something you decide to do ;)

  4. Very cute, Kelli! I agree with Dixie, he'll look such the little grown up gentleman in this!

  5. Cute! I love babies in little man cardigans. Would be cute for a girl, too ;)

  6. SO cute!! I love it. So great for a little boy -- I really need to give this a try! :)

  7. I love the cardigan! I also love the way you repurposed!

  8. That is adorable and the first photo with no scale you would have no idea it was child sized! Brilliant.

  9. What a great hack! Do post a modeled photo at some stage