Ever heard of the saying “Old is New”?
I’ve had this blue sweater for some time now, but unfortunately the colour has faded (and unlike jeans, fading sweaters aren’t ol’skool). Furthermore it has stretched and is not as snuggly to wear as a sweater anymore. But it’s a really versatile piece and I didn’t want to throw it away. Sooo I gave it a make-over!
Before: Blue Faded Sweater
(Sorry for the pathetic photo quality. Just wanted to keep a record of the “before” piece.)
After: Sweet Blue Cardigan
Tada! I didn’t plan for the design tho. Just went with the flow & the ideas in my head. This was what I did:
1. Cut the middle part, the collar & 2 inch of the sleeve (the sleeves had stretched too and became too long it was kinda annoying).
2. The collar that I cut was made into the ribbon in the middle – so u can use the cardigan both ways.
3. Added purple ribbon to the edges & the sleeves.
Looks like a totally different piece altogether, no? ^_^
Don’t know if you do but I like it a lot now more than the before. Okay, I liked the before when it was new. Haha! Change is good :D
Tip: Before you throw away the old clothes in ur closet, look at it and see if it has potential to be re-done & changed into something new. You’ll be surprised by how creative ur mind can get. =)