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The additional material I used was about 1/2 yard of some silk fabric in a light rose tone.
Since the original cardigan was a size M, I figured I had to adjust it a little bit, since I am normally a size S.
I also wasn't sure about the length, which was somewhere between waist and hips and since it was a straight cut, this piece would make ANY body look boxy.
So, first I cut the piece off right above my waistline, allowing it to be a little more flattering.
While I was cutting, I also opened the side seams and took the sleeves out.
As I mentioned, there was a tiny hole on one of the sleeves, so I shortened the sleeves. TATAA!
Next, I grabbed an old pattern that fit me to see which measurements I was going to end up with.
And I adjusted the bodice accordingly.
I used about 1/2 yard of something silkie and cut it in two strips of about 6 inches width.
Then I sewed them together as if they were a tube and I closed the ends.
After that you can simply pull on one of the threads and it gathers up nicely.
"Nature never says one thing and wisdom another." Decimus Junius Juvenalis