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Topic: Recycled Luxury: Vintage-Inspired Cashmere Cloche and Mittens  (Read 3542 times)
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« on: November 05, 2008 06:09:57 AM »

I recently made this cloche and mitten set as a quick gift for a friend's birthday.  This was such an easy project - all it took was a thrifted sweater and about an hour and a half of time.  I used cashmere, so they turned out incredibly soft and warm.  I love things that are both recycled and totally luxurious!



You can wear the mitten cuffs pulled up (perfect for keeping your wrists warm under your coat), or scrunch them down for a more modern look. 



The flower on the cloche is attached to a pin back, just in case an occasion ever calls for a more simple look.





I've posted a tutorial for these on my blog, in case you want to make some for yourself: http://onepearlbutton.blogspot.com/2008/11/recycled-luxury-sweater-to-long-mittens.html.

Thanks for looking!

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« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2008 06:16:08 AM »

Oh how beautiful! I love it!
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« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2008 06:17:11 AM »

These are great!  What a wonderful idea for using good sweaters with maybe a few little moth holes!
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« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2008 12:57:40 PM »

Very cute! I definitely need to go thrifting and try this out!
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« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2008 01:02:12 PM »

I adore those gloves! What a fabulous idea!
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« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2008 06:07:29 AM »

I have just added "Go to the thrift store for sweaters" to my list of things to do this weekend.  what a fantastic idea!!  I even have a few sweaters that I can't part with although they are too small...I know what to use them for now!!
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« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2008 08:32:54 AM »

beautiful!  i have a couple cashmere sweaters with holes in the elbow (from where i used the mouse) that i didn't want to throw out!  this will be a good use for them!  thank you for the link to the tutorial!
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« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2008 08:52:20 AM »

Stunning! Great recon project. Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2008 11:42:30 AM »

Thank you, everyone!  This is definitely a great use for slightly-holey sweaters (a few rogue moths had gotten ahold of the one I used).  Cashmere is just too lovely to go to waste!

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« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2008 09:31:44 PM »

Great idea!  They look fashionable and cozy. 

Thanks for the tutorial!
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