Thursday, February 21, 2013

Cardigan Restyle


When my Big Sister moved to London she left some clothes, a bed and a jewellery box in my possession for safe keeping. The bed I have since given birth on (and apparently she doesn't want it back now??), the jewellery box is away in a hidey hole and the clothes have long been worn. 5 years is a really long time in the fashion world.

I kept this sweater of hers and actually wore it a few times, but most of the time it sat in my sewing box haunting me. I loved the colour, a bright pink, but the shape and style really didn't suit my figure (too much hip hugging going on).

A few weekends ago on a Saturday night at 11.30pm I received the sudden inspiration to chop it up and use it as a cardi (I always thought I would turn it into a cushion).

I added strips of fun cotton fabric to the insides to give the knit strength and I love it! Perfect "maternity" accessory, I was going to put buttons on the top but as it turns out with my growing figure I can't even close it! Whoopsies.

Big Sister, hope you dont mind :) (seriously?)

x


DETAILS:
You may remember this skirt from that time I told you I made a skirt
Bump was 21 weeks here :) (any girly name suggestions??)
Linking in with Show and Tell

10 comments:

  1. Nice restyle job - well done :)

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  2. Great job Sophie! Ad it will last well post baby too now!

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  3. It's lovely! I really like the print on the inside - GREAT idea! Girl names: I love the name Ruby (it's been vetoed by my man so it's not on our list or maybes), and also really like Anthea, Anya and Imogen.

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  4. Way to go Sophie!!! It looks great on you!

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  5. Looks great. I like the inside detail. Cx

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  6. cute! I have a massive list of girly name suggestions I'll lay them on you next time I see you xx

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  7. Love that cardi and adding bright fabric just makes it more unique! It suits you and that skirt is wonderful, well done!

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  8. Great idea Sophie and look at that cute bump-aroo. :)

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  9. That is a brilliant upstyle, you can hardly tell that it was once a sweater.....as for girl names I was always partial to Olivia and Eva :) x

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