Sunday, November 24, 2013

Luxe sweatshirt

I have been inspired lately by all the fancy sweatshirts out there. Who wouldn't want a mix of comfort and chic style? Plus, they seemed really easy to make. I went out and bought a sky blue IZOD sweatshirt for a couple of bucks at the thrift store. I had some matching blue lace at home that I got from the remnant bin at Joann Fabrics.

I took all sorts of lovely photos of my process in creating this sweatshirt, but I can't get them right now due to technical difficulties. It is easy enough to imagine, though. I snipped out the front panel - removing the giant IZOD logo - inside the side seams, below the neckband, and above the waistband. I used this piece as a guideline to cut out my lace piece, cutting about 2 inches around the sweatshirt fabric. I pinned it in place on the inside of the sweatshirt and stitched it along the existing seam lines. Here's how it turned out.

And a close-up...

I love the contrast with a crisp white shirt, but I am also looking forward to styling it in other ways. It is comfy and pretty warm still but much more stylish.

Thanks for reading!       -Amy


thewardrobesurgeon said...

This is cute! A white singlet would also show off that lace detail.

April Rogers-Krick said...

So cute. Ok I am making this for my neices for Christmas. I love how elegent a simple sweatshirt can become with lace.
April, aka Craftymomma

Refashion said...

The combination of lace and sweatshirt looks lovely. Great inspiration :)

Debbie EOD