12.7.10

Cardigan Refashion...(or, if everybody else is doin' it)

This is a project that has been inspired by the many other bloggers who have posted their cardigan refashions.  It would never have occurred to me to cut this sweater down the middle and decorate it, so thanks fellow bloggers!  I bought the sweater on sale from Cue because I liked the colour, but I never wore it because the neckline didn't suit me.

I have decorated this cardigan with lace, satin, chiffon and a vintage covered button.  I really enjoyed a  creative afternoon of sewing in the midst of some other "production-line" projects.  The chiffon bow was tea-dyed.  I'm not certain if I like this bow.  I may cut it off and leave the cardi open.

The other thing that makes me happy is that it matches a Liberty tank that I made 6 or 7 years ago but have only worn about 3 times.  I'm expecting to get a lot more wear out of both of these items now.

7 comments:

  1. Your cardigan is beautiful. Great job.

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  2. I love it! I think the chiffon bow is the best part! It just makes it!

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  3. What a great idea. It's very bohemian looking and so right with your liberty tank.

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  4. Th cardigan is lovely Katherine. I love all the different textures. I think the chiffon bow looks nice and seems to add another interesting layer. Looks great with the tank. Big thumbs up from me.

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  5. Katherine, that is so pretty. You've now inspired me to jazz up a rather boring three quarter sleeve black buttonless cardigan in my wardrobe.

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  6. Its gorgeous . Dont get rid of the bow its lovely . Who else has been refashioning??

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