This refashion is inspired by my favourite sweater that I thrifted. Someone handknit it and stitched my favourite Belgian journalist/detective across the front...Tintin.
Here is a picture the inspiration sweater of it in case you hadn't seen it on my blog. I felt that Tintin needed his best friend Snowy. Or Milou in the French versions of the books.
This sweater began life as a boring V-neck sweater that I thrifted from Value Village for $4.99. I had been on the lookout for weeks to find the right one. I wish that the knit was bigger so that I could use bigger stitches for the pattern. But this was the one I found.
I first found the centre of the sweater and marked it with chalk. Then I sketched my Milou or Snowy.
I used this image from Google for the pattern.
The yarn I used was also thrifted for $2.99 from Value Village. I just followed the stitch marks on the sweater and made looped stitches to create the pattern.
And here is the final result. It took me about 10-12 hours to do the stitching, I know the results are not perfect, but I am very pleased with how it turned out considering it was freehand drawn and stitched. So this whole refashion only cost about $8 and a bit of work. Well worth it in my opinion. Come check out my blog at vintagethrifter51 for other refashions. Cheers, Michele