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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

recycled sweater

now that there are rumblings of impending work, i feel i am justified in staying home to craft rather than rushing off to the gym. of course it's cloudy out by the time i get around to blogging this, so my pictures are not awesome, but i just made a cute vest dress thingie out of a j crew sweater!

original sweater

what i did was unravel it down to the armpits.


and then i sewed the two remaining pieces of fabric together sideways.

recycled sweater

you can see the ribbing from the bottom of the sweater in the side seam.


and then i used some of the yarn to make this awesome neckline that utilizes the principle of the mitered square. i saw it in vogue knitting spring/summer 2005 (23 "lace-up camisole") and have been wanting to do it ever since. (the ribbed top and the straps are all one piece; they're not sewn together.)


ta-freaking-da! i plan to have an entire wardrobe made out of garbage before i go back to work.


At 11:46 AM, Blogger Sally Big Woods said...

girl, you Rock! that sweater/vest creation looks awesome!

At 1:22 AM, Blogger sarahfisch said...

you are mad ingenious.


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