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Peachy Pout Repurposed Sweater

Added Jul 19, 2010

by sunnilj9

Cedar City, Utah...






In preparation for Self Stitched September, it was definitely time to start pulling out unfinished projects from the stash. Surprisingly, I haven’t had this sweater in the stash for very long. I really, really should have taken a before photo, but of course was much too lazy to do that at the time. This sweater was thrifted for $4. I’ll have you know, that I didn’t spend a dime more either, I used what I had in my stash, which makes me feel like a million dollars, maybe even 2 million. It had a small blue dot on the sleeve which has since been cut off. There were, much to my delight, no moth eaten holes in it. I found it in the ladies section, though have since discovered that is was a men’s sweater because it buttons up the wrong way. No matter. It was rather large, so I gave it some shape by taking in the sides. I followed this tutorial of Casey’s for saving the cuffs and bottom edging. I gave it some fresh buttons and with the scraps left over from taking in the sides and shortening the sleeves, I made one of the flowers. The other flower is made from some charmeuse silk that has been cut on the bias and gathered into a roll to look like a carnation. I’m rather happy with the sweater in general. The color isn’t my favorite however, it shaped up rather nicely. I am completely in love with the medium weight cashmere. Who knew? Cashmere at a thrift store. I’ve never had a cashmere sweater and have always wanted one. It’s luscious and so so so soft. So there you have it! For more detail about this sweater, visit this post on my blog.

Material Notes

vintage cashmere sweater, silk charmeuse, buttons




Garment Type
Business, Casual, Classic, Romantic, Vintage
Cashmere, Silk

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    Jul 22, 2010, 01.08 AMby erdronen

    Beautiful! And in such good condition too! I love this sweater. You did a fantastic job fixing it up, and the flowers are so fun!

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    Jul 21, 2010, 07.48 PMby seedling

    Oh, it’s beautiful! You’ve inspired me to get out to the thrift stores myself :)

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    Jul 21, 2010, 09.02 AMby humblebee

    What a beauty! Well done, the whole project has come along nicely

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    Jul 20, 2010, 06.53 PMby Lucy Rose

    This is beautiful! I love the flowers and the colour is really pretty!

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    Jul 20, 2010, 04.20 PMby honorroll

    Really gorgeous! I find so many cardigans at thrift stores but never in my size. This is a great way to shape em up. Very Chanel.

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    Jul 20, 2010, 03.35 PMby tamezdc

    Very nice job! I love it.

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    Jul 20, 2010, 01.49 PMby rachelalicia

    Love it! This is a brilliant idea and I think the end-result is just darling. The flowers really create a finished look.

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    Jul 20, 2010, 12.03 PMby wifemothercrafter

    Beautiful!…I love this. You did a fantastic job.

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    Jul 20, 2010, 11.52 AMby kimiffu

    So beautiful and ladylike. It does look soft, i just want to stroke it xD

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    Jul 20, 2010, 11.22 AMby strawberrypancakesbykim

    This is adorable. My last cardigan that I resized did not come out so well. I’ll have to try again I guess!

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    Jul 20, 2010, 06.21 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    this is so lovely and i can understand you very well that you just love the material. you did such a great job to give it the right and modern shape and the two flowers are just magic!!

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    Jul 20, 2010, 04.39 AMby dnembhard

    What a fabulous job! I’ve been working on getting my students to repurpose clothing. I’ll use your sweater as great inspiration!

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    Jul 20, 2010, 02.17 AMby nessys

    This is lovely. Love the flowers – great job!

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    Jul 20, 2010, 12.04 AMby olystyrene

    This is lovely! It turned out so feminine, and I love the way you’ve used your excess fabric.

    I’ve also been working on re-fashioning old, overly large sweaters at the moment – it’s been a cold winter in Sydney and one can never have too many gorgeous sweaters to keep one warm! :D

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