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Embellished/ Upcycled Sweater

Added Nov 24, 2010

by Ivana Krejci

Austin, Texas, U...






This lovely cashmere sweater was found at a local thrift shop. It was a classic turtle neck.
I was inspired by Grosgrains (http://grosgrainfabulous.blogspot.com) month of embellished sweater. The sweater was shortened and turned it into a cardigan. I finished the edges with the serger to create the ruffled look. The flowers are created out of linen yo-yos, the stem is embroidered and the leaves are felted wool.
Very quick and rewarding project, now if it would only be cold enough in Texas to wear.

Material Notes

cashmere, linen, felt, cotton




Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Casual, Classic, Vintage

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    Dec 12, 2010, 07.15 PMby kkmatti

    So cute! The serged edges are the perfect highlight.

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    Nov 26, 2010, 07.33 PMby Ivana Krejci

    Thanks all! This project took maybe 1 hour total, so it’s definitely something I will to again and would encourage others to try as well.

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    Nov 26, 2010, 02.21 AMby nessys

    This is a fab job Darl! I too have been watching and following Grosgrain’s November embellish a sweater month too and it is very inspiring – and yours is a wonderful example of this kind of re-do. I have a (what we call here) a jumper awaiting a similar transformation once all other work is done – or at least till I can’t hold back no more!

    You have encouraged me – when I can see others can pull it off, I figure I can too! This is really lovely. Colour, embellishment , that lovely edging on the neckline, everything.

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    Nov 26, 2010, 01.01 AMby adile

    it’s absolutely stunning!!! I love it…I must make one for you…hopefully it will be as nice as yours!


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    Nov 25, 2010, 01.47 PMby mayadaughterofsun

    Very creative!

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    Nov 24, 2010, 07.13 PMby citycat

    I love the idea!

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    Nov 24, 2010, 06.05 PMby katensew

    What a good idea ! It’s cold enough over here in UK just now !!

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