Valentine’s Day is my favorite classroom party day.
The elation on a six year old’s face when they open a small card from a friend is priceless. My students constantly remind me of how to find joy in the simple things this life has for us.
Of course, I had to wear something festive so, in the holiday spirit, I chose this pink thrift store sweater to refashion.
Since I waited until this morning to make my outfit decision, I had to be quick. Pullover sweaters don’t do a thing for my shape and I wanted to show off the heart shaped belt from the DI so the only thing I did was cut up the center of the sweater and turn it into a cardigan.
I was “feelin’ the love” all day in my new sweater.
Hope you had a beautiful Valentine’s Day with the people you love!
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You just cut it up the center? That’s it? Even I could do that!!
Yep, and from the looks of it, it’s not going to fray. I was going to put black and white bias tape on the edges, but I ran out of time. I don’t think I’m going to need to. Of course, the knit has to be interlock. This sweater is super soft. I like it better than I imagined.
well – as soon as I figure out what the heck “interlock” is – I will start looking!
Not sure if there is a way to tell. T shirts are interlocked, that’s why they don’t fray when you cut them. Finding out about this sweater was a “happy accident”.
Intriguing about the interlock knit – I must keep an eye out for that when choosing tops that will need cutting. Your sweater is so very Valentiney; I’m sure it added to the atmosphere in your classroom!
I don’t profess to be an expert, just spouting off about what works for me. And what I’ve learned through trial and error.
Fastest refashion on the panet.
Yep, it actually was!!!! 🙂
I JUST LOVE IT!!!
Thank you, Marie!
Enjoy your weekend!
How easy and what great results.. You have sure caused a stir with the fact that this isn’t going to fray!!!!
I’ll have to do an update on the “fray factor” after I wash it. 🙂
When I saw this on Pinterest I was wondering….”How in the world did she have time for this after a busy weekend”…..well, it was the fastest upcycle refashion on the planet of course! So cute, so cool.
Thanks, Barb! And thanks for letting me ride along with you last week. So fun to spend time with you, as always!
BRAVA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A big kiss
“From the DI” ? Would that refer to Deseret Industries? There aren’t any in this area, but I make it a point to visit them whenever I travel to a more enlightened area 🙂
Yep, Deseret Industries….
love it! Great job cutting it up! 🙂
Great sweater!! I need to find a great thrift store with wonderful sweaters. Cant’ wait to see your next project.
Thank you, Sharon! Here’s to great thrift stores!!!
LOVE this! =)
I just love everything that you make. I also teach PreK Title 1 and my kids got such a thrill out of their valentines!!! It is so much fun to see life through their eyes.
Everyday they remind me of the beauty and wonder this life has to offer. It’s a great place to be!
I just wanted to say hello and how I’m quite a lot in love with your blog 🙂
I’m fairly new to sewing, teaching myself various things whilst I look for a new job, and discovered your blog on pinterest and have just spent the last hour and a half browsing.
I have a couple of old dresses in my wardrobe from my boyfriends mum that are giving me refashioning tingles!
Thanks so much!
wIth love from the UK
Welcome, Becca! I’m so glad you’re thinking of refashioning. It’s so much fun and an affordable way to learn how to sew, too. Good luck and let me know if you need any help with anything!
I LOVE THIS !!
I am just amazed at what you are able to do! I can sew a bit (should have paid more attention when Mom tried to get me to learn!) but this gives me a nudge to just jump in and see what happens!
Thank you, Jess! That’s just what you need to do, just jump in and give it a try! You just might surprise yourself. 🙂
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Love your tutes and easy technique. Thank you.
You are so welcome, Karen! Thank YOU for your nice comments!
Wow!!! I love what you do with the old style clothes. You make them something new and exciting. Many kudos!!
Thank so much Carol! It’s so fun to know that you are enjoying what I do!!!
Fun talented lady!
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