I'm always thinking about what I want to make. I have lot's of little notes and sketches (and I don't sketch!!). I had this great idea and I jumped right in to make it. I was thinking that I need more cute jackets to wear to shows. I'm getting really tired of what I have. One of my favorites is a sweater makeover I did a while back. So, this one is in the same style, with a different take.
It all starts with the sweater. I keep forgetting to take a picture (for you) before I cut it. I get so excited, those scissors seem to get a mind of their own! Here is the sweater that I started with (sorry I did already cut it).
I cut off the ribbing on the sleeves and waist.
I had a small piece of this red and gold fabric. I thought that both sides were pretty cool and I wanted the threads to come loose. I also like beads, so I added those too. I almost couldn't cut this fabric (it's so pretty), but this is the idea that I saw in my head...so the scissors started snipping again.
I want it to fray, but if I don't stitch a stopping point, it will all come undone. So, I stitched all around the cut outs.
Here is the finished sweater. I was pretty disappointed with it. It just didn't turn out like I wanted. I hung it on my sewing room door and my daughter saw it. She said it was great. Confusion.
I decided to try it on with black, which is how I would wear it. And, in the picture, I'm in love with it.
I think I will wear it afterall.
Either it's pretty great or not. Please tell me!