November 09, 2011

Refashionista - Jen from iCandy Handmade

I hope you guys have been enjoying this Refashionista series as much as I have.  It's been fun to see such different projects from each blogger.  Today we have Jen from iCandy Handmade.  Jen and Autie have an awesome blog full of great projects.  Jen has some fantastic sewing skills and she has a fun idea for us today.  Welcome Jen!

Hi there!
Jen here, from iCandy handmade.

I was so excited to have been asked to participate in I am Momma's Refashionista series.  
If you could see my office closet right now, you would see about 7 refashion projects either in the works or not started yet.  I was thrilled for this extra bit of motivation to get one of these projects done!
One of my favorite things to refashion are sweaters.
There are endless possibilities, like turning them into cardigans, embellishing them, resizing them, etc.  A few weeks ago I picked up this sweater at my local thrift store.  It is a J Crew sweater, in great condition, with a little bit of a silver sheen to it. (You can't see that in the photos.) I thought it would be a great night-time cardigan, but it needed...a little something else.

I had some fun wide stretch lace in my stash, and thought of ... stripes!  

To make this look yourself:
Materials:  Sweater and lace/trim/ribbon chalk or fabric marker Steam-A-Seam or Heat N Bond Tape Thread to match Hem Tape/Ribbon

Repeat for each piece of lace.

To finish your cardigan, you can see a previous tutorial I did here or use Delia's here from Monday.
Thanks again, Cheri for having me!
Thanks so much Jen.  I also love stripes and lace is so hip right now.  Great idea.  You can leave a comment for Jen here or go visit her blog for more inspiration HERE.  Thanks for reading.


cheryl.mccann said...

thank you so much for your refashion posts. i am very much enjoying them. i made a version of your upcycled t-shirt dress, and i love it - thanks for the inspiration. (ps. there is a picture and post about it on my blog if you'd like to give me a peek!)

Kalleen at Second Street said...

I need to find me some of that stretch lace. Thanks for the great idea Jen. I love stripes too.

magdor said...

I love it!!!

Jessica at Me Sew Crazy said...

i love this idea Jen! never worked with the stretchy lace before, your upcycle came out fantastic!!!

Heather.Frost.Hughes said...

I LOVE this! I can't wait to try it. :)

gusichka said...

Wow, so easy and creative! As soon as my grey sweater wears out i will try this or borrow my moms old one since it is bigger i will be able to put buttons on it or make wavy sides ... or maybe cut them at an angle =) you just gave me so many ideas! Thanks


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