Friday, February 19, 2010

Wedding Cake Sleeves

I am not crazy about sweaters that you pull over your head, they are bulky and I often get too warm in them, but a cardigan, I adore. Every time I hit a thrift shop or a yard sale I look for them, I now have a large collection in just about every color. I am particularly fond of vintage cardigans and will wear them until they are riddled with holes and falling apart at the seams.

Several months ago I bought this turtleneck sweater at a thrift shop; the .25 price tag attracted me. Last week I came across it in a pile of clothes to be altered. We have had an unusually warm winter, so the knitted gloves I had been working on were put to the side while I worked on this sweater. I started this sweater by cutting the front open and sergered the raw seams.

I had planned on making simple sleeves but I got a little carried away… the sleeve now look like a wedding cake.

To carry the theme through I added a matching color flower to collar.


Beadwright said...

All I can say is WOWOWOWOW!!!! That is absolutely beautiful!!! Great job.


Craftymoose Crafts said...

Wow! Great makeover!

Julie said...

SO VERY COOL! What a transformation! You turn 25 cents into gold! You are a mythical creature. said...

I think the sleeves are REALLY COOL!!

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Lost Aussie said...

Wow I love what you did with this sweater..amazing!

Kate T. said...

i LOVE this! You should get carried away more often ;) Just look at what 25 cents and some creative ingenuity can do.

I've got a sweater over here in a pile.... Hmmmm.....

(shibori girl OWOH #341)