Tuesday, September 28, 2010

summer-to-fall sweaters

While we were out this weekend, I accidentally wandered into the Gap to see what their sales were like. That's when The Boy said: "Now that you've gotten into sprucing up old things to make them usable again, you should do that with clothes, too." [Read: Can we please leave this store?] But hey, maybe he's on to something...

Here are some old Target sweaters that have lost a bit of their form. A few days ago, I saw this clever lady revamp one of her sweaters and I decided to give it a go. It's still too hot for sweaters, but I can at least have a fall-inspired wardrobe, right?

First, I measured how much I wanted to cut off based on how short my sleeves were on the shirt I have on:

[PS: that dog follows me EVERYWHERE]

Technical, I know. I added three inches and cut it right off, saving the scraps for the cuff and a future project.

I rolled the sleeves up and stitched them in place. Then I sewed on the strip to hold the cuff, along with the adorable button.

Later, I realized that I should have put the button in the middle of the sleeve, not the front but meh...what can you do? Better luck next time :)

As for the other sweater, I just cut the sleeves right off so I can rock a sweater vest.

It'll be cuter when there's a shirt underneath, so just go with it :)

Sometimes I like to party....click here to see where I link!


  1. Really clever! I keep thinking about the stuff in my closet.


  2. Ok... so I'm loving ALL of your stuff! Thanks so much for linking up to my blog hop! So glad I found your AMAZING blog :)

    I'm your newest follower!

  3. I am your newest follower from the Tuesday blog hop. What a great idea! Your blog is awesome.


  4. Super cute idea!! :) New follower from Tuesday Follow me!

    Tish @ http://mymommyquacks.blogspot.com

  5. HI!! Tuesday blog hop, new follower! Would love a follower back!

    Thanks so much!

    PS> Super clever ideas and post!

  6. What a cute idea! All summer I thought how I couldn't wait until fall because I have a ton of sweaters, but no short sleeve things...now I can have a well dressed "next" summer too!

  7. I love the buttons on the front of the sleeve! That makes it look avant-garde. I did chuckle at puppy in every other pic! xox

  8. I am impressed! These turned out so cute. Great blog! Stopping by from wandering Wednesday. I hope you'll stop by soon. Enjoy the rest of your week!


  9. Hi! I'm a new follower from Wed Blog Hop. Hope you'll follow back!

  10. What a great blog! You have a new follower! Come visit my blog, Mama's Little Chick and say hi! Then come and join my blog network, Mama's Little Nestwork! It is a great group of bloggers and a super way to get your blog noticed.

    Mama Hen

  11. I really like what you did with that sweater. Great Job!

    Just stopping by and following you from Midweek Mingle.


  12. OK - these are Wonderful ideas!! I especially like the rocher chick thing, because as it frays it will look cooler and cooler! Now I'm going to see if I have any sweaters I can do this with!

    Here from Wandering Wednesday - am your newest follower! I really like your blog. I'd love to see you at Dropped Stitches!

    xo Erin

  13. Oh that is such a good idea! We moved back to FL from Seattle last fall and I have a whole winter wardrobe that I don't know what to do with....until now! Thanks for the awesome tip!

    I'm just popping in from the MWM. I love your blog! I'm now a follower. Stop by when you get a chance!

    living well, spending less

  14. That is sooooooooooo clever!!!!!!! Thank you so much for linking it up! :)

  15. Hi! I am your newest follower! I love this sweater idea!

  16. What a great idea, you're very clever!
    I'm a new follower, will you follow me?

  17. You take the cake, m'dear. Adorable.


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