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Saturday, 5 January 2013

The More Feminine Sweatshirt

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Hi, everyone! Today I am going to share my sweatshirt refashion. This is a great way to up-cycle your old or stained item of clothing! I started off with a $2.99 sweatshirt from Savers, that I bought back in November. The idea that I was going to use for it, was an idea that failed me back in the summer when I was refashioning a T-shirt. But since I never give up, I decided to try it again! And this time it worked!
The method: simply cut out a piece (any shape and size) anywhere on the sweatshirt and replace it with lace or any other fabric. Since I am lace obsessed, and somehow have lots of it, we are using lace!
You want to start by laying the sweatshirt out flat, and cutting out the material that is to be replaced:
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I was originally going to do a pocket shaped piece, but cut it out too far to the left, so that’s what I replaced it with instead!
Now you are going to cut out a piece of lace to go over this “hole” and don’t forget some pretty trim (all of the lace and trim came from an Old Navy shirt, that I freecycled a while back), and pin it all together:
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Then simply sew it all together using your machine! As you can see some lace is sticking out past the trim. Don’t worry, once everything is sewn together, cut the excess fabric off with your scissors.
I hope you enjoyed the refashion and the pictures :) And you might have noticed that it’s the same lace I used for my wall art DIY! Don’t forget to check it out, if you haven’t yet!
Have a great weekend everyone!
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La La Lauren!!! said...

OOh that is fabulous! nice job!


black bear cabin said...

a lovely feminine touch!

Zhenya H said...

Thank you ladies!