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« on: December 14, 2005 02:45:05 PM »

Howdy Folks!


My friend's Grandmother gave me an old ivory colored Macy's sweater from the 60's during the summer.  It had bunches of holes and stains.. but it looked freakin awesome, and I knew that I could do somthing with it.. So, I brought it back with me to Virginia and stared at it for like.. 3 months. 

Then I saw the post(sorry don't remember where it is) about felting sweaters and making them into gloves and scarves and things.. So I did my own version...

The neck piece turned out pretty well, even though one corner won't stay flat.. Any ideas on how to fix that?

The gloves aren't finished just yet.. I'm going to sew on the cuffed ribbing from the sleeves.. Then I might turn the leftover sleeves into arm warmers. 

I also plan to embroider on everything.. Any ideas as to what I should embroider on them? I was thinking a robot, or mayhaps some pretty flowers, or music notes... can't decide.

But, anywho, I would love to hear what yall think of them! 

Thanks! 

b.t.w.  This is my first project posting.. I feel really silly....  teehee...
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« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2005 03:09:06 PM »

Those are beautiful!! And really warm, i bet! For some reason, I thought snowflakes would look really cool on them...maybe silver or pale blue. Anyway, great job! I have 2 thrift store sweaters awaiting felting so I can make some socks out of them.
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« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2005 03:28:05 PM »

nice!
they're so cute and somehow seem to retain a "vintage" feel even though they now bear so little resemblance to the original garment.
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« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2005 12:40:49 PM »

Those are beautiful!! And really warm, i bet! For some reason, I thought snowflakes would look really cool on them...maybe silver or pale blue. Anyway, great job! I have 2 thrift store sweaters awaiting felting so I can make some socks out of them.

Yea, snowfalkes would be really adorable!  I'll keep that in mind....
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« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2005 12:43:00 PM »

nice!
they're so cute and somehow seem to retain a "vintage" feel even though they now bear so little resemblance to the original garment.

Thank you Smiley    The sweater looked really vintage before I sliced it all to heck.. I should have taken a pic of it.. But, the buttons on the neck piece are the buttons that came on the sweater, they were along one of the sholders...So I just cut from the sholder, down and around the back.. in a big semi-circle.  Made some holes for the buttons and there ya have it...
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« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2005 12:49:19 PM »

neck warmer! I've definitely never heard of that before, but it makes so much sense! wow. just, wow.
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