Saturday, January 15, 2011

Sweater # 4

With all the Christmas-gift-making that has been going on around here, I haven't had much time to make things for myself. But I set aside a little time at a craft day my mom and I put on a few weeks before Christmas, and rather than only working on gifts, I also made my fourth sweater.

As with the others, it was a pullover sweater that had been in my pile of clothes to get rid of.


For this particular sweater, I also took an old shirt from the same pile. The shirt had decorative lace and sequins along part of the neckline, which I carefully cut off. I was able to still donate the shirt, minus the lace.

Then I cut the sweater up the middle (no need for hemming!), added the lace to the collar, and sewed on a gauzy ribbon to tie it together.



I'm loving this sweater as much as all the others!

[And on a cool side-note, a friend of my family's was at the craft day, and asked about how I was making the sweater. A few weeks later when she came to my annual holiday party, she was wearing a sweater that she had updated. She had been planning on getting rid of it, but once she saw how easy it is to create something new with old clothes, she fixed hers up and it looked beautiful! So much fun to see that thrifty craftiness being passed on. Wish I had a photo of it to share here!].

What have you been making?


  1. Gorgeous! I think this just might be my favorite so far. And I'm still so amazed you can cut up the middle with no unraveling. Really must give it a go...

    K x

  2. Hooray for upcycling and especially for doing it so beautifully! Wow, it looks fantastic.

  3. Wow!! You're brilliant! I would have never thought to deconstruct an old shirt to embellish my cardigan. Thank you for the links :)


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