Monday, April 11, 2011

Spring Green Sweater Restyle

Hello friends...happy Tuesday!
A big HELLO to all you new visitors to The Empty Nest.
I have been finding some pretty awesome sweaters at my local Salvation Macy's and I thought you might like to follow along while I do a very quick restyle on one.
Remember this juicy tangerine linen skirt I turned into Mademoiselle Montmirail?
She was lined with some silky fabric in the same luscious color.
I couldn't let that go to waste.
Let's take one very Spring like green wool turtleneck sweater. I love the small cable knit and the ribbing.
I wanted minimal shrinkage, so I softly machine felted the sweater. You can learn about felting here.
Make a clean cut up the center of your sweater, all the way through the collar.
Run a zig-zag stitch up both edges for stability.
I cut 2 strips, three times the length of my sweater front with my rotary pinking sheers. They are approx 2 inches wide.
Then I ran a running basting stitch to create the gathers for my ruffle. Make two of these.
Once you have pulled your ruffle to the desired fullness, the next step is to pin and sew the ruffle along both of the cut edges.
So juicy..juicy
I created a pretty cabbage rose from a strip of the tangerine linen skirt and a matching button.
Attach the rose about midway down and sew on a little hook and eye closure beneath the rose to hide it.
And there she is. Perfect for a sunny Spring day and so easy to create.
Wouldn't she look great on Easter Sunday with a white skirt or crisp linen slacks.
Until next time...be kind and stay creative.

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84 comments:

The LadyBugs Garden said...

Very pretty. Love the colors.
Stephanie

jojo said...

fantastic! You made that look so easy and doable...I may have to start looking around for some old sweaters..;j

Maison Conti said...

Too cute Janet! Great colors together too. I love the detailed working photos. Your studio looks so well organized.

Pam said...

Just gorgeous! I loooove the tangerine color....I never find great colors like this in my thrift stores. I think I need to speak to my local Salvation Macy's about getting some spring colors in! LOL! I swear they have a ton of gray, black, and tan....but nothing in tangerine! :)

Pam
Thegraydogdesign.com

moreofhim said...

You are SO creative!! That is just gorgeous! Thank you for sharing this...I'm inspired!

God bless you - Julie

Hines-Sight said...

Very talented, Janet!

Wanda..... said...

Looks perfect for an Easter Parade! Lovely!

"Sweetie" the English Spot Bunnie said...

Fantastic work, it looks so elegant and fresh. The colours compliment eachother brilliantly. Well done!! My 7yr old is going through her closet for re-vamp ideas as I type!! (Yollie)

My Wonderfully Made said...

Thanks for the inspiration! And I love your "Salvation Macy's" name :) Love,love,love thrifting and you have taken this sweater to a whole new level! Great eye and tutorial/pictures!

Aprons and More said...

So pretty! I love the color combo!! I have thought about cutting up sweaters but I am afraid of them raveling and having a pile of yarn! :0 I have felted yarn but... Maybe I will give this a try! Will let you know!!

Katy ;)

Marie said...

Lovely! You just continue to amaze me with your 'thrift' shopping and restyling.

Hugs - Marie

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

So gorgeous. I'll have to remember this one!

Emily said...

Looks great! I've been upcycling thrift store sweaters too lately. Stop by sometime, domesticdeadline.blogspot.com

Annette said...

Very nice Janet! I like how you used the lining from the skirt...so pretty!

Jennifer Juniper said...

I can totally picture an Empty Nest boutique in your future :)

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

woah, so fancied up! love your new version :)

I'd love for you to link this up to my link party, Your Whims Wednesday! http://mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com/2011/04/your-whims-wednesday-2-and-features.html

Sally Lee by the Sea said...

Very cute - you're so talented. The colors are just perfect for Springtime fun. ;O)

Kathleen Grace said...

This is wonderful Janet. Love the colors!

Jenny said...

So cute! I love the colors and how springy they look. You are talented/creative.

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

WOW Janet! I love how your creative mind works :D

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