Embellish Knit Month: Day 15

November 18, 2010

I saw this Anthropologie sweater that Emma Pillsbury wore on Glee and it looked totally easy to try and recreate.

I used a plain oversized grey sweater. See the before. And resized it.
I tried to add the leaves on the sleeves as well but it looked too bulky against the thin sweater. I might suggest a looser or thicker sweater to add the sleeve embellishments. Or using a thinner wool, like craft felt to make the leaves.
Doing the sweaters late in the day has really helped to make me look sharp when picking up Lily. People must think I dress this way all the time.
1. Cut out some 3" leaves from felted wool.
2. Overlap the leaves and sew them together.
3. Once you have a chain long enough to line your neck sew it to the collar.
4. Make another chain of the same length and sew to first chain.
5. Make another chain and sew it to the front of your cardigan. To hide the buttons on my cardigan I sewed the leaves on one side but overlapped it over the edge.

The cardigan is still able to be buttoned and unbuttoned.


36 {comments}:

saganaga said... Best Blogger Tips

lovely !

Hootnz said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow! this has to be my favourite so far, thankyou!

Lindsay said... Best Blogger Tips

Finally! My two favorite blogs, Grosgrain and http://wwepw.blogspot.com/, collide!

Love it.

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Where did you get your felted wool? Did you just felt an old wool sweater?

Emily said... Best Blogger Tips

Pretty! I think it'd also make a lovely scarf.

Kathleen Frances said... Best Blogger Tips

I found an old sweater that someone had shrunk at the community aid store and bought it solely to use for embellishing purposes. I have a couple similarly shrunk ones in varying colors. It's easier tham doing it yourself. Whenever I see a shrunken sweater at the thrift store in a color I don't already have I try to snatch it up.

Jane said... Best Blogger Tips

My favorite! :)

Ponytails [My Passions for Fashions] said... Best Blogger Tips

That such a pretty sweater! I featured you:

http://mypassionsforfashions.blogspot.com/2010/11/terrific-thrifty-thursday-31.html

-Ponytails

corvustristis said... Best Blogger Tips

How gorgeously unique!

Ana said... Best Blogger Tips

This is so beautiful. It looks so cozy and soft. I'm amazed at how you have been able to change these boring sweaters into something so cute.

Ana said... Best Blogger Tips

Kathleen, seriously, how DO you dress all the time? :)

Jessica said... Best Blogger Tips

love it! i look forward to the new sweater each day. thanks for all the hard work and inspiration!

Bumble Baybees said... Best Blogger Tips

This is probably my favorite!! You are awesome for doing this "Embellish Knit Month"!!!

magdamagda said... Best Blogger Tips

it doesn't look like any other embellishing project before and I can't help but love this one too!

Christina said... Best Blogger Tips

Freaking awesome!

lin3arossa said... Best Blogger Tips

Ha ha my new favorite! Keep'em coming!

OrloSubito said... Best Blogger Tips

beautiful!!!!

elise said... Best Blogger Tips

You're talent knows no bounds! What a lovely sweater. Thanks for all your tutorials. You're Amazingly Gifted.
Best,
Elise

Kate said... Best Blogger Tips

This is my favorite one yet! Wow! I'm still so nervous to resize a sweater. I guess if it's from a thrift store, you can take your chances and not be out too much cash!! :-)

amaydak said... Best Blogger Tips

Very nice Kathleen!

Feito por mim said... Best Blogger Tips

Ficou linda,vc é muito talentosa,passei para conhecer seu cantinho e amei estou te seguindo te convido a me fazer uma visita.

bju. *Ü*


Arlete

http://arleteatelie.blogspot.com

Jo - To a Pretty Life said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this one! I think yours looks better than the inspiration. I like how it almost looks like a scarf.

Adventures in Dressmaking said... Best Blogger Tips

That's beautiful. I love the leaf technique you do--I tried it on a sweater myself this week!

Laura Marriott said... Best Blogger Tips

This is my favorite so far too!!

Jessica @JessaMae Photography said... Best Blogger Tips

so pretty!! darn anthropologie & its fabulously pretty things!

Why can't I remember seeing this on Emma??

inday_adin said... Best Blogger Tips

You always have great ideas. I love this one as well. I think I love all of them. :)

Adin B

dana said... Best Blogger Tips

this is fantastic Kathleen. Love all the ideas you're sharing!

Kathy C said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for all the wonderful ideas! I have so many turtleneck sweaters I don't wear - any ideas for removing the neck?

Nancy said... Best Blogger Tips

Who said simple isn't easy! Thank you.
Nancy

Suzanne Beaubien said... Best Blogger Tips

Love it! This one I'm doing for sure.

MaryWig said... Best Blogger Tips

i love the leaves - and might do them as a separate scarf. excellent work!

Tea said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh my goodness I adore this and I adore your blog! I just started following. Embellish knit month is the best idea ever!

~april said... Best Blogger Tips

oh wow! that looks amazing! i would love to wear that sweater!

Peggy said... Best Blogger Tips

amazing! can you wash these sweaters you make?

emma said... Best Blogger Tips

hi !!! I'm french, so excuse- me for my "english". Your blog is wonderfull !!! Tommorrow , i'll see my clothes to create some "treasur" (not sure of this world: something beautyfull like you) i want to make any colors on my dark pull !!! Thank you to show us how to make it !!! bye.

SallyAnn Bruce said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow! I just found this post and can't wait to check out the rest in your series. Thanks so much for posting this. It is a beautiful sweater.

 
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