11.09.2009

It's A Sweater Thing

This is Kind of a renewal design I did the other day by taking a large mens v neck sweater and changing it up to make it more feminine. Both Camilla and I have been into taking Old boring clothing and making something new of it, like recycled clothing!
 
Basically I just took the sweater and cut the sleeves shorter then chopped off the bottom band and slit up the side seams to about 1/2 inch below the armhole. I had some silk charmeuse laying around so I sewed up two very, very long sashes. Then I attached them to where I had slit the sides of the sweater and sewed it together. What I wanted was to take these long sashes and wrap them around and around to cinch in the waist,then tie a big bow. Camilla threw it on over a little black slip and there you have it,cozy and feminine.It also looks cute with jeans and boots. XO Valerie

34 comments:

Tati said...

cute blog
thanks for the comment!!
i love the bow you added it completes the look =]

Tati said...

oh and yes i think we should follow eachother!

Moselle said...

Very Japanese!! Great color.

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Valencia Lia said...

Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog girl !!

I love love what you did with the sweater and gorgeous sash belt you added to this outfit <3

And yeaa,following your blog right now girls <3

Emma.Louise said...

That is a fabulous idea! I'm definitely going to be trying that...the silk works like an obi belt, I love it.

Glad I stumbled across your blog :)
EmmaLouise @ AnExtraordinaryAccount

Kendra said...

I love your blog, the photos are great!
Also thanks for the comment on my blog :)

http://stoleninspiration.blogspot.com/

J for Joyce said...

cute

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GiKo said...

Really lovely outfit! love that asian style. Nice blog do you have!

Jasmine said...

Really creative, I really like the look you've created here. Gorgeous.

VersaStyle said...

so creative! I love it!

Juliet said...

I like this look a lot! Recycling is so important!

juliet xxx

bloomingvogue said...

Thanks for your sweet comment!

Great idea! I hope you'll show more of those inspirations!

And girl, you are so incredible beautiful! So photogenic!

Anniken Cecilie said...

Wow, you guys are good at this stuff! Cool sweater!

issa said...

love the sweater!

The Photodiarist said...

Beautiful work. I would wear it!

le_gamine said...

Lovely look, the silk tie is so stunning. Reminds me of a kimono.

Love your blog, stunning photos and great fashion inspiration.

Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog too. Please stop by again ....

Kobi,
freeradical.blogspot.com
xx

June Paski said...

very cuteee bow, love ur sweater :)

Andie said...

love the kimono inspired look!

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Lia in Strawberry Fields said...

Thanks for following, I already was! haha
Lovely the hair and the outfit is really cute! It remembers me of Mulan's :)
xoxo

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Jennifer Fabulous said...

Gorgeous outfit. You did a remarkable job with it. I especially love the sash, which was a brilliant touch!

Francesca said...

i like ur blog! just checked it out. ill add u to our blogroll!


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xoxo,
F

Schermerhorn said...

This outfit is nice and simple and I love the the back ground with the tree branches sneeking through the fence boards to get in to a beautiful picture. Very cute.

CMA said...

thanks for sharing
LOVE the bow, gorgeous darling
thanks for the sweet comments as well

-cma
check out my blog @
cosmicaroline.blogspot.com

rani said...

i love how you combine the bow and sweater, they're perfect

Gussie said...

You've got really great style and I like your blog.

come check mine out :)
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Meho said...

you and Camilla make such a great team, i love your blog.

This is such a great idea, it looks absolutely gorgeous!

Meho xx

kimi said...

Love the obi belt. But the colour of the sweater is kind of...don't know, something strange between green, yellow and brown. Maybe you should dye it.

Hannah @ LONDON--ROSE ♥ said...

Hey, thanks for the lovely comment you left on my blog :)

I can't believe you're mother & daughter! I thought you were friends/sisters! lol!

You're both so stylish, and I think it's lovely that you can share fashion and inspire each other. It seems like you have a really special bond :)

Do you want to exchange links? Let me know!

♥ Hannah

((LONDON--ROSE.BLOGSPOT.COM))

xx

E said...

Oh I love how you tied the bow! What a great idea!

Phoebe Rose said...

i love the jumper over the slip dress! thanks so much for following my blog, im following you too now- love your style!

http://flowergirlfashion.blogspot.com

Style Bird said...

This is a great idea..I love the sash too.

City Love said...

Love this look. I am now following you!

Amber said...

love the line on your eyes!!!

**La Luminata** said...

gorgeous style you have there...