Friday, October 22, 2010

Ruffle Sweater

I read a lot of magazines at the gym. Sometimes I just flip through them looking at pictures. A few weeks ago, I saw a Banana Republic ad for this sweater (o.k., not this sweater, the one in the ad was grey and white, but it was similar and I couldn't find the stock photo of the other one) and knew I had to make it.

Cute right? I even had a sweater on hand for this very purpose. I bought this white cardigan at a garage sale for 50 cents.

I took two other shirts (again ones I had lying around ready to be repurposed) and set to work.

I cut 2 inch strips of fabric from each shirt and then cut them open at one seam making a long strip of fabric to work with. (can you believe I don't have a rotary cutter and mat? seriously! sounds like a good Christmas gift idea!) Then I ruffled each strip using the sewing machine tension technique (setting the tension on the highest setting, and the length of the stitch to the longest. Try it. It automatically ruffles the fabric with no pulling!).


I pinned each ruffle in place on the sweater and then sewed them down.






So, what do you think? (I think it looks like I was not born to be a model!)


The perfect sweater for the holidays.

I'm linking up here




18 comments:

Admitted Fabricaholic said...

What a great idea. I am glad I stumbled on your site!

Michaela said...

So cute! I love this sweater. I did a fashion post today on my blog and included a ruffle dress I love...ruffles are everywhere! So fun (:

cleverlyinspired said...

I love it!!! post it on my holiday gift link party!! so cute!

Allison said...

SOOO CUTE! Love it!

Melissa said...

It turned out really cute and I don't know what you mean by saying you weren't meant to model.

eye_on_sparrow said...

your sweater is so pretty. I think your modeling is great too.

kot-itsa said...

yours is better!!!

blesid said...

Awesome, awesome, awesome! Golly, I wish that if I saw something cute in a mag I could just whip it up. Kudos to you on a great job!!!

The Sisters 4 say MORE is more said...

This is FABULOUS! I love it!!

Lori said...

So cute and easy! Love this idea.

Sarah {The Student Knitter} said...

very cute! I have to say I'm not usually a fan of the huge ruffly fashions going on right now, but this one is tasteful and doesn't add a whole lot of bulk tot he garment. I like it! :)

Jennifer Juniper said...

I love it and saw a similar sweater in the Eddie Bauer catalog I've been meaning to try! Great job!

Amy @ Chicy-Creations said...

Very cute! I think I like yours better!

Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said...

Oh my -- How I love this! It's a wonderful idea and very do-able, as well. Thank you for sharing it on the Boardwalk Bragfest today.

Mandy said...

Thanks for linking to TAke-A-Look Tuesday over at Sugar Bee Craft Edition - I featured you today! -

Mandy, www.craftedition.blogspot.com

Mormishmom said...

Holy Craft this is cute! :) I love me a cute cardi! Thanks for linking up to TOO Cute Tuesday!

http://funkypolkadotgiraffe.blogspot.com/

Mormishmom said...

Holla! I featured you this week on TOO Cute Tuesday! Hope you'll come and link up a new project!

http://funkypolkadotgiraffe.blogspot.com/2010/11/too-cute-tuesday-linky-par-tay.html

Lorie said...

Very VERY cute!!