I have been wanting to do a sweater refashion for a while – and when I saw Ellie G’s over at Less Cake More Frosting – I knew the direction I wanted to go!
I love the swirls she painted on – I think they’re just darling.
And so is she – how cute is this picture!!!
Here’s my version!
I got out my flocked heat transfer from Silhouette and got to swirling!
I started with a Target cardigan – which I got all excited about and didn’t take a before picture of.
I snagged one for you from Target with a perky model in it.
I cut out my swirls with my Silhouette – but I tried to make them fairly simple swirls for you.
If you like the design but don’t have a Silhouette, you could buy the heat transfer material and cut them out by hand, or you could paint them on with a freezer paper stencil like Ellie G!
Email me and I’ll send you either the image file or the Silhouette file. ;)
I used the white flocked transfer material and ironed on my swirls first –
I changed out the buttons so they were a combination of white, black and gray.
I made a few fabric flowers too – one from chiffon, one from lace, one from ribbon and one from fabric.
I wanted some contrast in the flower styles and fabrics.
That’s it!! Such an easy refashion but I love the way it turned out!
And a picture so you can see it on . . .
Which is the best of 50 pictures I took of myself.
Obviously I need more practice. ;)
I’ve updated this with clearer pictures – that one is awful. ;)
I hope you like it!!
Don’t forget the Silhouette deal is still going on – now through the May 25th!
1 Silhouette SD
1 package white flocked heat transfer material
1 package teal smooth heat transfer material
1 package dark pink smooth heat transfer
All for $219!
That’s a $125 savings!
Click here for the deal!
All the transfer material is 25% off too – so you can pick up a roll if you’d like to cut out your own swirls if you don’t have a machine.
Use the code FLAMINGO at checkout for your discount!
I’m linking to Sunday Scoop, Today’s Creative Blog, Met Monday, Skip to my Lou, Tutorials & Tips Tuesday,
and the other fabulous parties on the sidebar – make sure you check them out!
CREATIVE MIND says
how smart..Wonderful :)
Jennie Larsen says
Holy CUTENESS… You need to check out my post that is up right now… so I can feature this, its perfect! Great job! winks- jen
[email protected] says
Oooo I love it. Sophisticated with a touch of eclectic. Wish you(or I) didn’t live so far away :(
Erin @ Crafts & Sutch says
This is so super cute! I have a bijillion cardies from Target! :) …and I almost bought one the other day that was embellished in a similar way. You’ve inspired me. :)
LOVE IT:) looks greeeeat!
Very very excellent! You look so cute in it too!!!!
it looks gorgeous! i’m so craving a silhouette is not even funny ;)
Michele @ The Scrap Shoppe says
Its fabulous! I love the addition of the rosettes. It dresses it up quite a bit. And you look lovely as always!! :)
The Answer Is Chocolate says
Gor-geous! And my colors too! OK it’ll arrive ?? Fantastic transformation Bev and thanks for linking it up!!
I LOVE it Bev!! I was swooning of Lara’s sweater upcycle too… LOVE that you used the flocked heat transfer vinyl! Love that stuff. But my favorite part is those flowers. Genius!
Ellie G says
Bev! Thank you so much for the sweet shout out! I LOVE the use of the flocked transfer stuff. And the flowers too. they’re so 3-D! Grey is one of my favorite colors as well. We will both be super cool in our sweaters. And since it was only 40 degrees today here…I needed it! Boo! :)
Love love love it!! Thanks for posting. So far I’ve only used my silhouette for scrapbooking and vinyl word art – this gives me another great idea.
Katy Lunsford says
Very nice Bev!
Would luv for our readers to follow this tutorial.
Please add this to our linking party.
This is super cute!!!
This turned out so cute Bev! i love that you added the 3-D embellishments!
The Answer Is Chocolate says
Hey Bev, Just wanted to let you know I featured this as part of my “BFF Link Party Wrap Up”. Feel free to grab a featured button from my sidebar and thanks again for linking up!
Michelle at Faith, Trust, & Pixie Dust says
How adorable. I’m so impressed that you created this.
This is PERFECT for those small spots I want to cover up on some tshirts. Could you send me the image file? I don’t have a Silhouette. Thank you so much for sharing!
Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday – I featured you today!
– Mandy, http://www.SugarBeeCrafts.com
cute! I love my silhouette!
you did a great job,
Love how your sweater turned out Bev. I am dying to try this project…
I love this and just featured it on my “13 Sweater Re-fashions”. Thanks for sharing.
Love it. I have a bright pink sweater (might be the same one) that i need to add something too. what color, designs do you recommend? if possible, email me the silhouette file. Like those swirls.
Very cute…how does the transfer do on this kind of stretchy fabric?
That is so cute, adorable, doable. sweet, can hardly wait to try it. Adding the fabric flowers made it even more wonderful. A very versatile project.
I have a brown cardigan I’ve had for years and would love to make it look more wearable. It’s pretty dull. You make it look so easy, guess I’ll have to email you for the file as I don’t have one of those fancy silhouettes. That would be much appreciated. It always makes me wonder how you gals come up with the incredible ideas. That’s why you have a blog and I don’t .
You’ve redone your blog header and all, looks so different than when I used to receive your posts before I had to change providers months ago. Lost many of the blogs I used to subscribe to. Hope all is well with you and your family. My new email address is: [email protected]. com
Happy Weekend Bev