Monday, January 10, 2011

Refashioned sweaters bonanza!

Recently I've been inspired by the blog and I've aspired to refashion several sweaters for myself.  My goal was to pay two dollars or less for each sweater.  Here are a couple of my sweater remakes.  They look better on than they do on a hanger, the light blue one is the same sweater I have on in my profile picture.  I have had so much fun wearing them and will post more of them in the future.

Sweater #1: Before

I took up the sweater along the sides for a better fit and added lace down the front along with new rhinestone buttons.  Everything was thrifted and cost around 2.00 total! 

Sweater #2:  Before


Again I took this sweater up on the sides (it was an XL) and then removed the buttons.  I added crochet lace around the opening and a sort of frog closure where I put a length of elastic under each button and then had the elastic wrap around the opposite button to make a closure.  I've really enjoyed this one too!  The sweater was thrifted along with the buttons and the lace was given to me by my Mother-in-law.  The lace is really beautiful close up.  I believe this one cost around 1.50!  I'm totally hooked on remaking sweaters now and love that I can give an old sweater new life.

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