Monday, June 14, 2010

Apple Green Cardi

Cardigan refashion:


Hooked below the breastline.

I've been hoping to stumble across an apple-green cardigan for some time now. Unfortunately, from memory, apple-green is 'so five years ago' and thus nowhere to be found. Luckily for me, I stumbled across an apple-green knit top in my favourite op-shop last week for the sweet price of $6. I decided to refashion into a short-sleeve cardigan. 

You can see a 'before' shot of the top at the end of the post. 
Here's what I did:
1. Cut along the centre front and turned it under on both sides.
2. Unpicked the leaf detail from the centre neckline. The leaves became petals for my flower. I used a button for the centre of the flower.
3. Used ribbon and lace to create a faux pocket and trim the sleeve edges.
4. Sewed on two hook and eyes  - one at the top and one below the breastline.

A close up of the flower detail and lacey-ribbon sleeve trims. The cardigan goes perfectly with the polli earrings my sister sent me for my birthday - so lovely!  


And lastly a full length shot (hooked at the top) accessorised with my birdie sling and 2010 winter footwear - red converses. Love 'em!


BEFORE
- Way too mumsy-


8 comments:

  1. Very cute. I love the colour. I have some knits I want to refashion but my mind keeps coming up blank. I need some of your vision and creativity! (PS Red converses look great also.)

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  2. Love the cardi, you would never have believed what it was in it's former life, very clever.

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  3. It's so pretty!! I had no idea apple green was out dated! I adore green, just about any kind of green. Well done!!

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  4. That looks great. I love cardigans - and have not thought to do a short sleeved one. What a great idea.

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