Thursday, September 8, 2011

Sweater Week Day: 13 Sweater refashions

Let me start by saying that there are a lot of ugly sweaters out there.  The above was taken the day my Dad came home from the first Gulf War-despite tragic fashion choices, it was a very happy day.  My sister Lara, sporting the pink elephant sweater, insists that my mom dressed them from Bill Cosby's personal collection. Since I was 18, and hopefully dressing myself by that point in my life, I have no one to blame but myself for the purple plaid blazer or those bangs.

Sweaters with large 3-d animals on the front (and if I remember correctly the back as well) are far beyond refashioning.  However, sometimes we have sweaters that just don't fit right or are a little boring and need some help.  Here is some ideas what to do with those sweaters.

Here are some that I did:

Here are some that other people did:
 Cut Out and Keep
Completed Project: T Shirt Shrug Picture #2
(this one is awesome there are about 80 other ideas that people made with the same pattern)

Tatter-tots and Jell-o
Love those colors!
closeup green and white

My Two Butterflies
I think this one is just plain fun.

Maybe Matilda
She comes up w/ so many great ideas, and I love this -so charmingly sweet.

Flamingo Toes
I love how the 2-D and 3-D embelishments work together.

Skip to My Lou
(If I had a baby and  if  I didn't live in Texas, and if I had an old  brown and orange stripped sweater-I would so make this)

 I link up with these fabulous parties, here and here.

Checkout some more of my fashion fun here.



  1. Fun seeing the old picture :)

    I haven't done anything like that...but you have inspired me to want to (whether or not I actually will is another story)

  2. Hmmm, I can think of a hot pink elephant sweater that might make a very nice hat and scarf set! ;-) If it makes you feel any better about your family's tragic fashion choices, I specifically remember dressing myself before we headed to the hospital to meet my new baby sister, and choosing a black sweater with hot pink and green polka dots . . . and then putting a pair of rainbow suspenders on over them. We all make bad decisions sometimes ;-) Thanks so much for sharing my sweater! So many cute ideas here!

  3. Thanks so much for featuring my sweater refashion. And I love that family photo!!!

  4. Great ideas! I always loved those sweaters with the elbow patches too, and the grosgrain ribbon down where the buttons are. It's almost time to get the sweaters out where I live... maybe I'll get lucky and find some that need refashioning :)

    ~ Lisa @ Allergy Free Vintage Cookery

  5. What a great post!! Love all of your refashions and the round up of refashions was great too!!

  6. What a fun post! I really like all of the sweater refashions. Thanks for linking up to the Shabby Shares link party!
    Renee @ Rustic Crafts

  7. A great roundup! I'm just learning to sew and can't wait to try at least one of these fab ideas.

  8. These are all such great ideas! My favorite is the spring sweater. :)

    Thanks for sharing at So Sweet Sundays!

  9. I love the ruffled sweater. Thanks for sharing.

  10. What a great post!! Thank you so much for featuring my sweater in it!! I can't wait to check out some of your refashions - they look really cute!

  11. SO pretty!! Would LOVE it if you would share this project at my turquoise lovin' party going on right now!!

  12. So great ideas here, thank you :)

  13. Hi! You had the most clicked link with this post on Wickedly Crafty Saturdays! Congrats! Look for it tonight at 8:00PM. Hope you have more to share with Blogland! Link up...

  14. Ok, since I'm not in Texas, why can't you have an owl on your sweater? Is it cause of a sports team or what? Cute sweaters and I can remember my sweaters, from the 90's, and still have a few left. lol I know that I have one cardigan that has sleeves that have lost their shape. I want to make it 3/4 sleeved one and have been scared which is dumb cause I can can get other ones from lands end. Thanks for sharing!