Wednesday, October 19, 2016

#17 Back to School: Green Crochet Cardigan Updated with Lace

*I pledge not to buy any new RTW or thrifted for my after retirement "Back to School" wardrobe.
*I pledge to shop from my closet.

Green crochet cardigan from the closet, refashioned this year with only a change from worn crochet buttons to mother of pearl. Posted earlier with white linen pants refashion.
This one qualifies as "Grandmas sweater". It was in my pre-retirement wardrobe for many years.

•   Audition lace in the sewing room stash.
•  Removed the buttons.
    Baste and hand-stitch the lace.
•   Hand-stitch was a great Presidential debate project.

•      Updated lace trim cardigan to wear with jeans, denim skirts, almost anything.

I searched Pinterest and found many cute cardigan refashions. Some had lace, others had light weight fabrics.
AFTER: Lace added
Wearing tomorrow with denim skirt.

Lace auditions
in the sewing room stash

Planning process

Wide hem lace is very old.

Hand Stitched
over collar edging. 
Sleeve trim. 

1st re-fashion was to remove worn crochet buttons.
Added Mother of Pearl


brocobelle said...

I really love this, the lace trim "lifts" the cardigan so prettily.

jennifer elliott said...

Nice job.

Jennifer, EOD