Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Sweater Turned Cardigan

This sweater sat in the box to go to Goodwill for quite a while. It was a little tight and had a small stain right in the middle.
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But then I wanted a cardigan, so out it came. I cut up the front middle of it, pinned the raw edges under and finished them off with a serged-looking stitch. And then, possibly without even trying it on, I threw it in my closet where it sat for a few months (maybe I lost my inspiration? wasn’t sure what to wear with it? the weather wasn’t cold enough?).
And then, last week, I didn’t know what to wear. I thought it would be nice if I had something to pair with a sweet, fluttered, sleeveless top I bought over the summer. After some scrounging through my closet I found my up-cycled cardigan!
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It was perfect! And the best part? That evening while helping my parents settle in at our house (they were in town for Christmas), I told my mom the story behind it. She had just thought it was a cardigan I had bought. Yay for passing the mom test!
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Now to go find some more sweaters to cut up!

10 comments:

  1. It turned out really cute!! :) I wouldn't have known either if you hadn't done this post! I love it!

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  2. YOU are soooo smart!!!! I love that idea and will remember it before handing over my sweaters to Goodwill. Thanks!

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  5. love it! bet that would look great done from a v-neck sweater too.

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  6. Great timing on this post. I just pulled out two sweaters I decided instead of getting rid of I would alter in some way. Now I am inspired!

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  7. What a great idea! I just got a sewing machine for Christmas, and I think I have some sweaters that would be great candidates for this! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Great job! Yay for not getting to GW, right? LOL
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  9. that's a great idea. I'm trying it with hubby's old sweaters.
    Rita @MAY DAYS

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  10. What a fabulous idea! I love how it turned out! I featured this over at Hoo's got talent! Thanks for linking up to the party!

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