I took a little time out this week to refashion a couple of sweaters. First, a size medium J. Crew orange wool v-neck pullover sweater that looked like this (you can see my thread tracing, oops!):
Is now this:
This cardigan now has a silky polyester gathered lower section, front bands and matching chocolate brown vintage velvet ribbon ties. The bands are full finished on the inside and any exposed seams are serged.
Second, a size large burgundy turtleneck pullover sweater that I've added some golden tan rayon bamboo brocade to make a tunic length top with gathers at the center front and center back. Some of the bamboo leaves are burgundy to match the sweater portion.
Sorry, no before picture, but just imagine what would be a regular sweater bottom half where the brocade now is. This sweater also looks good with a belt:
Again, serged seams for this sweater, 4 thread, just for extra insurance against fraying or unraveling of the sweater and brocade.
Both of these sweaters are for sale. Please email me if you're interested and would like more information on sizing. They will be placed in an Etsy shop on Monday if I don't sell them this weekend.
For other news, I found out this morning that I won a first place at the Pacific International Quilt Festival (see side bar for link) in Santa Clara, CA with Forget Me Knot (winners list here). I'm sure glad now that I re-hemmed that dress!
Parting Shot: On the Deck. My son on the deck right outside of my dining room this morning. Check out all those gorgeous fall leaves!