Friday, December 24, 2010

Boring Sweater Made Better!

Sometimes it scares me when I realize how crafty I am!  I haven't been able to do some good crafting since the summer and let me just say, it's good to be back.

I've become hooked to the blog Grosgrain recently and have tons of new ideas because of it.  Today I woke up early and decided to get my craft on.  I raided the DI bin to see if there was anything that I could re-purpose... there was!

My favorite salvage was this lack luster sweater of my moms.

It's kind of boxy and really didn't have any redeeming qualities besides the fact that it was grey and had stripes.

After thirty minutes this is what I came up with. 

I removed the waistband sort of thing and turned it into the ruffle that goes down the front and around the bottom.  I tapered the sides to give it a more feminine shape and brought the neckline down just a little bit. 

I just love the ruffled edge!  I got a cute new cardigan for free ninety nine.  Score!


Anonymous said...

That is amazing! I would never think to do that...definitely a huge improvement to the sweater. Merry Christmas!

Danger in Deutschland said...

its scares me too how crafty you are!

Rachel Nell said...

I wish I was as cool as you. Teach me your ways!

K said...

that is SO cute! I want to learn!

Anonymous said...

So I also have that ugly red Chrismas sweater with the black edging that I think you should redo. Cut it up the middle like you did and add some black something-or-other over the raw edge and then make one of your cute ruffled flowers in black to pin on. -NT