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Sweater Pick-Me-Up

Added Feb 12, 2011

by SimplyTuTuSweet

Rochester, Unite...






Feeling the need for a fun and quick project, I decided to makeover one of my boring old sweaters by adding a bit of color. First I made it a cardigan by cutting it up the middle. I then stitched a black grosgrain ribbon along the front edges to finish the cut edge. Then with a large sewing needle, I hand stitched, using my thumb as a guide, turquoise ribbon along the neck edge and down the front of the sweater. I also shortened the sweater and used the finished edge to make rosettes for the shoulder area.

It was a fun, cheap and easy project to give me a “pick-me-up” with some color.




Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Casual, Classic

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    Mar 10, 2011, 06.39 PMby TeaNie Md Zain

    I like the color combination :)

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    Feb 13, 2011, 08.00 AMby groovymama

    Really cute.

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    Feb 13, 2011, 12.37 AMby bjr99

    These quick and easy projects are always a boost to your moral, especially in the winter!

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      Feb 13, 2011, 09.45 PMby SimplyTuTuSweet

      Yes they are. I love to have a fast project every now and then to keep me motivated.

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    Feb 12, 2011, 10.08 PMby laha5822

    What a great project! It looks great!

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      Feb 13, 2011, 09.46 PMby SimplyTuTuSweet

      Thank you. Sweater makeovers are always a fun thing to try.

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    Feb 12, 2011, 10.08 PMby strickmeise

    Wonderful embellishment, I love how it suits to your blouse!

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      Feb 13, 2011, 09.47 PMby SimplyTuTuSweet

      Thank you. I actually made the sweater with a different blouse in mind, but after i tried it on together, it was just too busy. Fortunately, I found this shirt to match. Thanks for your kind words of encouragement.

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