Spring Sweater Refashion 2011 {1}

1 Mar

Last Thursday I went on Studio 5 and shared a bunch of sweater refashions. 
Now, let me preface this by saying that I have only been sewing for about a year. 
So these are really easy, straight-stitch kind of projects!!
The first one I’d like to share is also one my favorites {I have 11 to share}. 
This is a kind of coral v-neck sweater with a blue and white nautical mix.  
I love this color combination for Spring!!

I started with a plain sweater, a scarf and an old coral/orange t-shirt.

  •  I laid the scarf on top of the sweater and draped it from one shoulder down to the opposite side of the waist. And then I made ruffles down the length and pinned those in place. 
  • After they were all pinned, I sewed three straight lines with my sewing machine down the scarf, attaching it to the sweater. You can sew more lines down the scarf if you like a less poufy type of garment.
  • Then I took an old t-shirt that’s too small for me and is about the same color as the sweater and cut about 20 four-inch circles out of the material. 
  • I then made a very fluffy flower. I used my Big Shot machine to cut the circles, but you could also hand sew them. I sewed it all together and attached it at the bottom with a piece of felt. Then I sewed the flower onto the top of the scarf. 
Very easy refashion!! Total time — 30 minutes – 1 hour.
Total cost — $12 for the sweater {I already had the scarf and the old t-shirt}
Sorry my pictures are a little blurry. I was going to take some new ones but have been sick..

I wore the sweater out the other day and had tons of people ask me if it was from Anthropologie – {giggle}!!!

Here’s a clip from the show if you want to see it πŸ™‚


PS — I just wanted to share with you a fun Pennant Challenge. You can enter ANY type of pennant to win some cool Canvas Corp products!! Check it out πŸ™‚

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