I hope you got something sweet from your special valentine – I did! And predictably, I did not get much sewing done this weekend as I was prepping for my Take Your Tees to Terrific class at Pacific Fabrics yesterday. Please note my fancy-pants handoutsÂ above, complete with stitch samples!Â
BUT, I did have a giggle-fest in my sewing room while I was up-cycling a sweaterÂ for a class demo project. I forgot to take a picture of its original incarnation, but it was close to the Land’s End crewneck sweater shown below. You know the style. You still have some in your closet, right? <giggle!>
I wanted students to see how to take a garment that is not very interesting, or maybe has a stain or rip you need to hide or remove, and end up with something fun and funky.Â I must have been channeling Laverne in Happy Days with the swirly-girly bow I madeÂ from the neck ribbing, but I thought my upcycle turned out cute. Seriously cute, in fact! And since it was a $7 purchase fromÂ a consignment shopping trip with DD#2,Â I felt free to experiment and play. What do you think? Like it?
I even salvaged the sleeves for some arm warmers, and the cuff for, well, a cuff! I think with a few buttons or beads added the cuff would be even cuter…I will get that done before shipping it off to DD #2.
I think I just accomplishedÂ #8 on my 2011 Sewing Resolutions – “have fun with sewing”!