Found this plain sweater at a resale shop...it had potential. After a little taking in and adding some flowers and bits this is what I came up with. I might wear it for Thanksgiving with this shirt and dark blue jeans.
DH made me laugh right as he took the picture, hence the weird smile.
*Bonus: I am wearing the shorts I attacked with lace at the end of the summer (it's muggy out today and supposed to turn cold during the night for Thanksgiving Day it's hard knowing how to dress this time of year!)
I had the covered buttons from a project my mom did years ago. I made up some fabric flowers (more about that in a bit) and salvaged a butterfly from a necklace I never wore. I also swapped out the original cream buttons for ones I like better.
I figured out a faster way to make fabric flowers, woohoo!
Stack three circles (I use the word circle loosely, very wonky circle-like bits is more accurate) and place center under machine needle.
Make a couple stitches out from the center then lift the presser foot, squish the fabric in, drop foot, stitch over scrunched fabric.
Back stitch back over the scrunched fabric to the center, lift foot turn and repeat all around the "circles" until you have a flower.
Cover center with a button (or whatever you want)
Close shots of flowers and stuff.