Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Big and Little Refashion

I bought a little bit of Liberty fabric. The pattern was from 1968, funny that because I always unknowingly choose vintage sewing patterns from 1967,1968 and 1969. Must be my thing.


Bloke had a little hole in his jumper...



I did a little bit of measuring and thinking...


I made the big brave cut...


Added little strips of Liberty ...



Next I had a little look in my sewing stash and found these vintage beauties ...


I had a little try on but it was too big...


I hammered on the little pearly poppas...


Big it up for my new little cardigan...



One less jumper in landfill.
Thanks for stopping by.
Jo xx


27 comments:

  1. A girl from my own heart. We have definitely become a throw away nation so its heartening to see recycling going on. A very professional recycling job, it is beautiful. Love the fabric, impressive.

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  2. Love it. The colour green looks lovely enlivened with the floral fabric. Very clever and it looks rather 'posh' too. I really enjoy seeing your makes.

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  3. This is amazing i never thought of turning an old jumper into a cardigan before!!!
    frankie
    http://knitwits-owls.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. That worked out brilliantly and I love that Liberty fabric. Jackie

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  5. Jo that's fabulous! The Liberty trim transforms the cardigan, it really does. I love it. Great job! xx

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  6. Love the liberty fabric....and your cardi is gorgeous

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  7. Off to go through my old jumper drawer.... thanks for the inspiration! You look fab. x

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  8. The fabric looks like it was well worth the effort to re use. I love Liberty too. Very on-trend and professional looking job. Nice one Jo.

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  9. Hi Jo,

    I really love what you did there!!! And it looks smashing on you!!!
    Well done!
    PS: fancy some free crochet patterns? Hop over my blog quickly...

    Ingrid xx
    Myfunkycrochet.blogspot.be

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  10. What a fabulous make over and completely unrecognisable from the original sweater.

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  11. Jo! You are so clever! Before I know it you are going to have your own designer label....wait a minute, you already do, don't you! Bravo! xxxx

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  12. What a great idea. I have jumpers which are too small. Not admitting to putting weight on, they must have shrunk in the wash..... Now I can restyle instead of throwing away. Thank you for the inspiration. Xx

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  13. I love this! Such a clever idea and so nicely done!
    Helen xox

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  14. If this was my cardigan this would be my favourite. A really good up cycle x

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  15. Lovely, I feel a trip to my husband's wardrobe coming on!

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    1. You totally inspired me Jo, I added some pretty fabric to an old cardie and finally got round to blogging about it today - you can find it here if you want to see, I did credit you with the inspiration of course! http://www.sumoftheirstories.com/2016/09/fabric-trimmed-cardigan-refashion.html

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  16. Well done the floral really lifts the green and the refashioning works so well. Great job.

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  17. Jo! Brave and brilliant. Well done!
    Amalia
    xo

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  18. This is an awesome re-do Jo! Brilliant!
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  19. It looks really pretty, the liberty fabric really finishing it off nicely. I bet that first cut into the jumper was daunting. I too hate just throwing stuff out, I have a bag full of old jeans for a project sometime!
    Caz xx

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  20. I love a good refashion! The colour is great, well worth saving :)

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    1. You could make that!!! Love Jo x

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