Monday, February 25, 2013

Sew and Tell: embellished sweater

It’s always fun to give new life to something you haven’t worn in awhile.

Blog Sweater RefashionLike this plain ruffled sweater. There was nothing wrong with it. But I have several other sweaters that I like better and this one was heading toward the “not worn in a few seasons” pile. But now, it has a fresh look with pretty yarn flower embellishments.

It all started with this yarn I found in a clearance bin. It’s called Wide Mesh Ruffle Yarn. I imagine if you crochet something with it it becomes ruffled. I just loved the colors and wasn’t sure what I was going to do with it.

The yarn seemed to be perfect for making these rolled flowers. So I rolled and glued and rolled and glued.

And when I had enough I hand sewed them onto the sweater.

Now I can put this back in the closet and I’ll definitely be wearing it.

I think it will perfect with my favorite turquoise bracelet.

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  1. what a transformation! thanks for the idea, ali

  2. looking so pretty...what a nice touch!

  3. Beautiful idea Carolyn, colorful and chic. Great :)
    Regards from Spain

  4. So simple, but so cute! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Oh, Carolyn ~ this is so delicate and charming ~ thank you for linking up to Project Inspire{d}.

    Hugs, Mary Beth

  6. So pretty! It has your lovely touch now!

  7. Carolyn,

    You did a great job giving this sweater an exciting new life!

  8. Love the pop of color! Beautiful!


  9. I love this! Great work! Got you from the Trendy Tree House link party!

  10. I have some yarn really similar to that and I've been wanting to do something different with it ... I love the flowers! Great idea!

  11. That's really pretty Carolyn. What cool yarn!

  12. So pretty. And I love the name "Sew & Tell". Wish I had thought of that!

    Warmly, Michelle
    Faith, Trust & Pixie Dust

  13. I love the pretty color of this yarn and how you teamed it up with your beuatiful bracelet! Such a clever transformation Carolyn!

  14. so adorable! I love the colors

  15. This is so pretty Carolyn!! I love the colors you used and the little flowers look so sweet along the neckline!


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