Tuesday, March 16, 2010

I Made This: Refashioned Cardigan

First piece of "can't wear this any more" clothing bites the dust! I've had this (cotton/acrylic) fitted sweater for...a long time. A really long time. My ten-year reunion is this summer, and I wore this sweater in high school. Oh dear.

I finally had to admit that it was too short to wear with jeans, and threw it into my pile. A quick snip up the middle, hem either side, and I have my new favorite cardi. No buttons (it was fitted before, and now with the inch of hemwork in the middle, it would look atrocious pulled tight), no frills. I'm looking through my jewelry stash for an enormous gaudy brooch! I love the fitted sleeves, and that this doesn't add much bulk to my profile. A definite plus :)

Gosh. Are you just LOVING my kids' bathroom after all these shots? *gack* We have so much painting to do this summer :) This room is on our list! (And so is the light fixture. Florescent bulbs?? EXPOSED bulbs, since we took out the yellowing plastic covers. Double gack.) I do love the bright colors and the white in the tile, though. The counter is a teal formica, and there's no way we're replacing it until the kids are grown :)
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Aunt LoLo said...


Casey said...

I've been meaning to give one of those a try. Did you finish the edge? Yours turned out so cute!

Ticia said...

Love the almost smirk on your face.

Alexandra said...

Nice, and the only thing I've been thinking is how very clean your bathroom looks! That light is good, actually. It looks cheerful, almost like a skylight.

We've got very old fiberglass tubs(came with the house) which we had repainted white, but have yellowed. They look dirty all the time. I'd really like to rip them out and have bright white tile and a proper tub like yours.

Mama Papaya said...

Totally cute up top and on!

Teresa said...

Silly girl the bathroom is fun.
I don't think my 70's things would looks as cute.
Way to be