Saturday, November 20, 2010

Cashmere Improved

 This was such a fun sweater revamp! I found this fantastic Lord & Taylor cashmere sweater at the thrift store for $2.00. It had a few flaws, it was a horrible ivory color, it had a small hole in the back and it was a size too big. But it was $2.00 and I wanted to start doing more refashioning. What do you think?
 I started by dying it green and washing it in the washer on the gentle cycle. I know you shouldn't wash cashmere but I didn't want the dye to rub off when I wore it. Everything came out perfect. Don't worry, I air dried it. Then I sewed felt leaves over the hole and elbow pads on the elbows.
 The final step was to resize it. I put it on inside out, pinned where I want to sew and sewed it up. Super easy. After cutting off the excess I noticed it would make a cute peter pan collar. So, I sewed it on and we're done! I have a new favorite sweater for sure.
Before

1 comment:

happyfamily said...

you must be following grosgrain lately! I wish that our thrift stores:
a) had sweaters
b) what sweaters they had weren't expensive.
A girl can dream

Love your crafting!

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