This is the latest sweater in my sweater refashioning experimentation. I am having a hard time deciding if it is cute or tacky...hhmmm and I can't decide if I look totally granny in it? Anywho its wool and I have an affinity for natural fibers and warmth so it meets both of those requirements. This is the before and I really wanted to convert it to a cardigan and cover up the Ralph Lauren emblem.
And here is the after:
The leaves are cut from a wool felted scarf that had some moth holes in it. If I had it to do over I would space the leaves better, my goal was to cover the Ralph Lauren emblem.
I've also been working on some shopping bags that fold up into a nice square. This one was sewn from a vintage sheet.
This is what the bag looks like when folded up.
It folds to about 5 by 4 inches wide and long and that is a vintage button to boot.
Here's another shopping bag made from vintage Waverly fabric.
I handstitched doilies to some of the bags. I enjoy using these bags to cart library books back and forth to the library and I keep one in my purse for small purchases. The aesthetic quality of bags like this motivate me to use them even more than the homely ones we use for groceries. And of course I love love love the vintage fabrics.