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Sunday, August 28, 2011

re purposed sweater

I have a few sweaters in my closet and some that I don't wear very often, (I know it is a little too hot today to wear a sweater, but fall will be coming.) I have been thinking of some ways to re purpose them and here is the first one that I chose to work on. I had some black pleated trim that I thought would look cute on it.

I added the trim around the neckline and then 2 more strips on the sides of the front of the sweater.

I decided it needed a little something more and then just added the pleating in a circle and it made a cute flower.

I added a button to the center of the flower.

I added a belt but you wouldn't have to wear it with a belt.

I think it would look cute with some black skinny jeans as well, but I was too lazy to change and besides it is pretty hot outside today.

I liked the finished results and am now trying to think how I could re purpose some more sweaters in my closet. This transformation cost about $2 because I got the trim at Hobby Lobby with my 40%  coupon. 
Not bad for a new sweater.



9 comments:

Wendy said...

What??? No comments on this lovely sweater? You did great. It's very boutique-y looking and I'm totally jealous.

Brandy J. said...

I just found your blog and I love it (I love your sweater too). I posted to your linky party. This is a fab blog you have here.

Audra @ The Kurtz Corner said...

What a great sweater re-do! It turned out beautiful! I'd love for you to link up at my link party! :) hope to see you there!

http://www.thekurtzcorner.com/2011/08/tuesday-tutorials-link-party-no-4.html

Michelle {Fun On A Dime} said...

Way cute! You are one talented lady! I would love it if you linked this up to my Hi-5 Friday link party.

southernscraps said...

Love your sweater! Amazing redo.

Meg said...

Oh, I just love that trim! It makes the sweater look so fancy. You wear it well! Great job!

::little projects in style:: said...

how neat! :) i love how chanel it looks! :) xx

the cape on the corner said...

that sweater redo is fabulous! it looks so chic and expensive. you are so talented!

Kara @ Mine for the Making said...

Love your sweater redo! Looks like it's from an expensive boutique :) Very pretty.

Would love love love for you to link this project up to my new diy fashion linky party called DIY Diva Thursdays! We party until Monday; I hope to see you there!

Kara
www.mineforthemaking.com

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