I took a plain black sweater that I bought at Community Aid for $1.50. See before. First off, I liked the Kate Spade version but I wanted to add a little of my own flair. So I added a scoop neck peter pan collar and cute yellow mini knob buttons.
I think the idea is so whimsical. When paired with a black and white skirt and yellow and white ruffled undershirt (which I bought at the Sal Val or $2) it looks really neat. The skirt is from H&M. I bought it for $12.99. And last night I bought a pair of black chevron over the knee tights online to wear with this outfit. For now the plain black nylon thigh highs will do. And I WILL be wearing this ensemble for Thanksgiving dinner. It's just too cute:
The yellow balloon was the most expensive part of the outfit! But wasn't it worth it?! I bought it at a party store down the street from my home for $15+tax. It's 3' wide and blows up to be a perfect circle. So lovely. I took it home where it was promptly popped by Molly within 5 minutes. We were all sad. But I'll be keeping the big round balloon idea in my back pocket for later.I know I'm sort of behind this month but don't worry, I'll probably be extending into December until I get to 30. Actually I'm really kinda liking having all these new sweaters. My daily wardrobe decisions have exploded!
Step 1: First I made the sweater into a cardigan. See day 6 for details on how to do that. Then I cut a scoop neck out of the front of your sweater. To do this I cut one side then folded it over and used the cut out piece to cut the other side so they matched.
Step 2: Cut the back of the neckline just below the ribbing of the neck.
Step 3: I took an existing scoop neck peter pan collar front pattern and cut out my pieces from another old white sweater. Four pieces total. If you don't have one I would recommend using a piece of scrap fabric and placing it on top of your sweater and then cutting it in the shape of a peter pan scoop neck collar plus 5/8" allowance on all sides. Then use that as your pattern template.
4. Cut two pieces of white sweater fabric around the back of the neckline. To do this using a piece of scrap fabric and placing it on top of the back of the sweater and ON ONE SIDE ONLY cut in the shape you would like plus 5/8" allowance. Place the template on the fold of your sweater fabric and cut. Do this twice for two pieces.
5. Sew the pieces right sides together leaving the inside unsewn.
6. Sew to sweater, right sides together. Then topstitch around neckline edges to secure the collar down.
7. Cut pieces of yellow, white and black fabric to make a felt bee.
8. Then super glue together.
9. Sew to sweater in desired position.
10. Then I sewed on the buttons.
11. Using a tapestry needle I threaded a silk cord into a swirly pattern on the sweater that led to the bee.