Thursday, March 17, 2011

I'm actually posting something...for $1.36

Holy Smokes!! I actually did some kind of crafty that isn't Cub Scout crafting. I was shopping at Wally World and they had just put their clearance on clearance again with the register taking 75% off the lowest price. So I dug around for 2 hours and came home with some sweet finds including this sweater that had the front shirt attached at the shoulder and side seams. I knew I could cut the front panel out and at least make it into a cardigan that my girls would wear.

Here's a nice, blurry picture of me cutting apart the front panel from the cardigan.
I'm having problems with my pictures in case you can't tell. Here's the front panel unattached from the rest of the sweater.
I used my rusty, trusty Sizzix with my heart die to cut the pedals of my flowers. I used the two biggest
hearts on the die for two different sizes of flowers.
I hand sewed each flower together and then I glue each flower individually onto a c-clip closure pin so that when el-picky pants gets home from school and says, "I don't like them." She can take them off and I can scoop them up and use them on my clothing. They would also work good for hair pieces. I used the front panel that I cut out to make the flower with. I like the center of the flower to the left the most. I just twisted up scraps of the left over fabric and tacked it in places to make it lay down. The thinner the strips of left-overs the better and more bumpy it made the center of the flower.

The white on the flower is actually white embroidery floss. I ran a gathering stitch around each pedal and then pulled each a little to gather them up and then tied them off. I hand sewed the pedals in the middle.

Here's the finished product. I have some more items to re-fashion. We'll see how they turn out. Oh yeh, btw el-pickypants came home and loved the make-over. She said she would just keep the flowers on the cardigan but I'm going to borrow them so they will come off once in a while. Hurray!! Score one for mom!!