Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Playing In the Studio Again

Hello friends, I just finished this adorable sweater and I wanted to show it off.  I bought this wool sweater at my Salvation Macy's on one of those 25% discount Wednesdays. Now you all know how much I love my Salvation Macy's and they never disappoint me. OK...you all my routine by now. I buy the adult wool sweater, bring it home and felt in in my washing machine and then go crazy with my scissors.



This sweater is a fabulous red with tiny tweedy specs of color all through it. Blue, yellow, gold and orange..they are all in there, but so tiny that unless you get right up close you don't really see them. It is not a heavy wool, just a nice light, soft draping wool. It began as a turtleneck pullover. I cut it up the front and then cropped the bottom half off to create a bolero look, while leaving it slightly longer in the back for interest.

                                           
                                      
 A flirty cotton ruffle of a pretty Robert Kaufman print was added to the bottom hem.

                                                

                                                
 I was going to put in a zipper, but it looked too harsh that way, so I embellished with a coordinating bright yellow button and black elastic loop for closure. I left the flap from the turtleneck and it makes a very nice sailor collar. I think my Bolero jacket will look adorable on some lucky little girl. Drop me a note and let me know what you think.

14 comments:

Erica said...

That is very,very cute.

beequilt said...

Janet, very nice... very spunky!

Angie @ Ranch Dressing said...

So, so clever! Love it.

JanetDavies said...

Hi Janet!
I love the sweater. Wonderful combination of colors!
Best,
Janet

Annette said...

That's adorable! How talented you are!

Biba said...

This is so pretty! What a wonderful idea - I particularly like the button!

CreativeButterflyXOX said...

It's oh so cute, just like the pretty apron I bought from you :-)

Patsy said...

I love this. It is adorable. Very creative!!

Mary said...

I love your sweater - you really inspired me to create something today!

Wanda said...

You have very beautiful and creative ideas Janet.

Aprons and More said...

Love it!! Wish it would fit me!

Katy :)

Jennifer Juniper said...

I love how whimsical that ruffle makes it look!

Diane said...

This is ADORABLE! I love love LOVE it. KUDOS!

Joan said...

Janet, I love this. You did a great job on it.
You are creative.