Sunday, February 02, 2014

Sweetheart Sweater

I've been saving this sweater for just the right refashion and just a week ago I was struck with the most amazing idea to fix it!!! It was a super simple idea, and one I'm sure I've seen around and simply didn't put two and two together on...but hey, at least it came to me eventually ;) AND just in time for Valentine's day! You'll see why that's relevant...

Here's what I started with. A flesh tone wool cardigan (J.Crew) with the most lovely little buttons that I thrifted sometime last year (ish).

It had some holes needing to be mended, and once mended, camouflaged! Nothing a little stabilizer, embroidery floss and needle can't fix ;).

Here's a look at the before and after:

Check out the step-by-step over here.

Hope this helps you see the potential in some of your clothes that start to go holey...there is hope for them yet! Or for a boring sweater or cardigan that could use a little pop!



Sandy said...

What a difference! A simple thing really, but something that would make you pull that sweater out to wear time and time again. Not too cutesy, either!
Sandy in the UK

Clare said...

Love it.

Anonymous said...

The "after" really looks high end! Great job! Thanks for sharing!

Carissa said...

Ingenious! I love it!


Andrea said...

Thanks so much :)

Elizabeth Hill said...

The sweater looks great! I really like the new details.

- Elizabeth
aka The Hungry Octopus

Jennifer Elliott said...

Great job!

Huli said...

so in love with this! great restyle x

Andrea said...

Thanks all! I am in love with thinking of doing something similar with crosses on a long cardi in the same colors :)