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New life for old sweaters!

Added Jan 24, 2013

by ajtak7171

Vienna, Austria






Thank you all for the great responses on my Amadeus coat! Well, after that, I am posting a refashion that was actually super quick and did – for a change – NOT take just as long as starting from scratch would have taken…
It was an oversized vest that looked silly on me – only super tall, slender models could wear it, with really tight clothing underneath, maybe… and I combined it with an old sweater from my husband. The pattern was copied down roughly from a knit dress I own and love. And voil, out I come with a knit dress I own and love ;-)
More making-of pictures as always can be found at my blog Of Dreams and Seams

Material Notes

Old sweaters




Spring, Fall
Garment Type

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    Feb 5, 2013, 05.09 PMby lelie

    what a great idea!!! So pretty!

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    Feb 1, 2013, 02.55 AMby lmb

    Nice work remaking your sweaters. I like how you decided to continue working the stripe pattern with the color block from the red sweater. Works well.

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    Jan 28, 2013, 09.32 AMby fashionfreek

    I love your creative ideas in regards to upcycling. Great work!! Just love your knit dress:-D

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    Jan 26, 2013, 04.12 AMby lovefromsf

    Really fun dress.

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    Jan 25, 2013, 09.51 PMby barmaglot

    Very successful refashion, you wouldn’t think that it’s made from different sweaters!

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    Jan 25, 2013, 01.18 PMby diallo

    Love the work!

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    Jan 25, 2013, 12.48 AMby nouvellegamine

    that is so awesome. I love it!

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    Jan 25, 2013, 12.25 AMby daicrinne

    Wow, this is really neat! This is a great combination of fabric. The sweater is really fun and the dress you made with it is great!

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    Jan 24, 2013, 10.26 PMby Pharmasewing

    A very clever redesign, something I would never have come up with! You are so creative. And this just goes to show exactly how much fabric men’s clothing consist of ;) off to harvest b’friend’s closet ;)

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    Jan 24, 2013, 10.00 PMby bjr99

    Fabulous dress! I love re using clothing

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    Jan 24, 2013, 08.40 PMby sadienorway

    Wonderful redo! :)

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    Jan 24, 2013, 08.16 PMby stefilu

    love it!

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    Jan 24, 2013, 05.41 PMby missjackieo

    you really pull it off , looks quite surreal , but in a cool kind of way !

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    Jan 24, 2013, 05.41 PMby missjackieo

    you really pull it off , looks quite surreal , but in a cool kind of way !

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    Jan 24, 2013, 05.26 PMby martinK

    great idea and well done !!

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    Jan 24, 2013, 04.40 PMby Mary Athey

    Oh.i.love what.you.ve done. The knit dress.is lovely on clever you x

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    Jan 24, 2013, 04.30 PMby Delphine C.

    Very cool!

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