Basic beige

Having crashed back to reality after the frivolities and fancies of Fashion Week, my Self-stitched item today is a basic beige cardigan which I made from a jumper i got for $3 at an op shop in Tokyo. I cut down the front of it, neatened it, chopped off the cuffs and used them to make pockets, put elastic in the sleeve hems as the sleeves were too big and long to be flattering, and voila, a cardigan which cuts off the circulation in my wrists (the elastic is a bit too tight, but a year on, I still haven’t got around to fixing it)! Very handy for work and other events that don’t require a lot of thought. Do you have a standby Self-stitched garment too?