Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Sweater Upcycle

I keep coming across the neatest blog posts about upcyling or reinventing things from other items.  I've done a few things in the past, but wanted to do something a bit more dramatic!  So, into my closet I went.  I found the softest sweater that just never fit right.  I thought this could be turned into a cute sweater for Coraline. 

(Super soft adult sweater)

I cut the sleeves and the sweater part below the bodice off.  I used the wrist part of the long sleeve and made it a short sleeve.  I put a box pleat in the back to make it fit a 5 month old.  I also finished the sweater with a ribbon on the hem and a button to close the sweater.  It turned out quite cute.  I get lots of compliments on it when Miss C wears it.

(the front)

(the back with the box pleat)

(the model)

I'm linking it up to Tea Rose Home- go and check it out!


lizibeth said...

It's so sweet! You did a great job on it :)

(I found you on Tea Rose Home)

Jan said...

Oh my word! The sweater for Coraline is beautiful! You are so incredibly talented! I love what you made for her. So stylish and one of a kind. :)