Friday, October 21, 2011

DIY sweater resurrection

When debating what to wear today I picked up a frumpy old sweater and had an idea.

I forgot to take a "before" picture of the sweater because my mind does not yet shout "get your camera!" whenever I wish it would (seriously, I miss so many photographable moments because I haven't trained myself to think of taking pictures yet). So, it DID have sleeves, but I cut them off, making the sweater that once made me feel like a giant blob into a cute short sleeved sweater I could style with layers.

But what to do with those sleeves?

Leg warmers!

I'm all about revamping old clothes, which is kind of a bad thing because I'm a borderline clothes hoarder. But I often reconstruct or restyle something and think so this is why I've been keeping this! That makes it okay to save old clothes, right? If you have some old sweater you don't wear but can't part with, try this easy DIY. People will admire how crafty you are. Actually, they'll probably think you bought it like that, but do it any way!


  1. What is a brilliant idea! I love how well they layer with the shirt and the tights. I'm definitely going to try this!

  2. Yay! I was definitely pleased with the results. I want to see pictures when you try it! (:

  3. Cute idea! I also wanted to say thank you for becoming a follower of my blog :) I'm now following you too.

  4. Aww this is so creative. I would have never thought to do that... especially with the leg warmers! Nice up-cycling lady.

    Also, I don't know how old/new your header is... but I love the font! Looks great :)

  5. I'm always trying to up-cycle. Sometimes that just means I ruin things, but sometimes I get it right.

    The header is new! I'm glad you like It (:


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