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Alli_Lucy
« on: March 22, 2008 04:51:30 PM »

I whipped this up from an old, stained yellow pullover.  With some bias tape, a vintage button, and a few crochet doilies to hide the stain, a sweater that I haven't worn in well over a year is now a great little cardi! 



The sweater before:



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<EDIT>

Thanks to Nataloca's eagle eyes, I made one final modification to this sweater, cutting the sleeves to 3/4 in order to get rid of the sleeve stain.  I reattached the original cuffs, which gives the sleeves a slight puff.  I love the sweater even more now - I think this was the perfect finishing touch.  Thanks Nataloca!

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« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2008 04:59:30 PM »

Adorable!  I've been jonesin for some hot cardi action and I'm bookmarking this like my favorite short story, sister!  And while I'm at it, I'm hittin This Rocks!
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« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2008 06:43:21 PM »

That turned out really nice.  Is there another stain on the sleeve, or is that a trick of the camera?
If there is, i imagine another crochet spot would just coordinate the sleeve to the body, wouldn't it?
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« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2008 08:46:13 PM »

That is IT awesome! I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!
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« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2008 10:00:22 PM »

Oh, and this is my first wisted craft project!  Kinda weird to see my avatar as a choice of images to select for the wist entry-thing, I gotta say.
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« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2008 06:16:29 AM »

Thanks, everyone!  TheMistressT, I'm so flattered to be your first wist! 

Nataloca, you are right, there is another stain on the sleeve.  I didn't even see that one!  I'll figure something out and report back.
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« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2008 10:28:29 AM »

This is so cute! I have to try it... and I love the doilies.
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« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2008 03:34:17 PM »

i like it, especially the doilies and the neck line!
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« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2008 05:22:17 AM »

That cardy looks so much more wearable than in its previous life as a jumper!
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« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2008 10:39:12 AM »

wow so great! I'm thinking of doing the same to an old (too short) h&m pullover, did you just cut down and then add the bias tape?
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