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Topic: The Infamous Sweater-to-Cardigan Transformation. yayz!  (Read 4986 times)
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« on: May 13, 2012 12:35:22 PM »

I have seen the sweater-to-cardi tutorial (in various forms) floating about on the interwebz, so I thought that I'd give it a try! (WARNING. ALL OF THESE PICTURES OF ME LOOK LIKE DEATH. Forget the 'warmed over'...just DEATH o.O)

I picked up this too-big sweater from the thrift store today because I liked the print, I thought it was quite delightful!
(Do you like my fabulous tripod holding setup? Oh yeah. How the pros do it! Baha.)


I took in the sides, shortened the sleeves, and voila! Nothing too fancy, but alot less sweater-y Smiley

I made pockets out of the leftover material I cut from shortening the sleeves. NEVER THROW AWAY ANYTHING. YOU MIGHT NEED IT SOMEDAY.  Ahem. Cheesy

In addition to taking in the sides, I gathered the back to help the cardigan fit a little better, and add some flirty girly what's-for to the back Smiley

Yay! Nothing too exciting, but I was happy with how it came out!

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« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2012 07:01:42 PM »

LOVE the pocket bows! A very cute refashion, for sure Cheesy

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« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2012 12:12:26 AM »

You did an awesome job and it looks great on you! Your black shirt really makes the colors pop. Too cute! Thanks for sharing.
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2012 06:26:54 AM »

That is a fabulous print and you made it into an adorable cardigan.

(What the heck is your fabulous tripod made of, I was trying to suss that out from my first look at that pic)


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« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2012 01:13:17 PM »

Thank you! Hahaha its a Joby Gorilla Pod! I love it, it will stand on, wrap around, and attach to almost anything. But sometimes I just elect to hold it Wink

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« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2012 07:09:02 PM »

Gorilla Pods are awesome, I want one for my SLR. Sadly they are more monies than I have in my piggy bank currently. Anywho, the transformation is awesome! Such a cute interpretation of the sweater-to-cardi theme. And the print is fabulous!

« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2012 12:31:15 AM »

Love what you did to the back ........ that print is awesome as well!

« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2012 02:44:55 PM »

 I think you should add a blue bow (like you've got on the pockets) on the back to cover the stitching where it's gathered at mid-back. It'll add that extra touch to really make it look polished. I love the print.So cute!
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« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2012 02:08:46 PM »

Ooh, I love it!  What a great sweater to find, I love the print and it looks so much better as a cardigan.  Love the pockets as well, super cute!
« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2012 03:30:16 AM »

I love the print and I love the cardigan, great job! This has inspired me to modify a couple of too-big sweaters of my own, so thank you  Cheesy
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