Monday, June 13, 2011

Make my Week #23 - sweatshirt restyle


like my new mustard blazer?

here is what it used to look like:


an XL men's sweatshirt (who had the good fortune of being a delightful colour!)

gather here, snip there...



surprisingly it worked,
is comfy,
and i have worn it lots!
{WIN}

X

65 comments:

  1. Cute! I love this look on you. Foxy Mama!

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  2. Love it Dee...do I feel an upcycled womenswear line coming along!? Those little puffs on the tops of the sleeves are inspired!! Gorgeous! x

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  3. Awesome! It looks great and you made it yourself, super cool!

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  4. You are totally rocking that mustard blazer alright! Going to wear it with your tights? ;) Pics pics pics!!

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  5. love this outfit, i am obessing about mustard yellow with blue at the moment. so clever to have made that jacket!

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  6. oh my goodness.
    You are kidding, right? I thought you said you couldn't make knit clothing? This is absolutely incredible. The arms? Whoa. Tutorial? I neeeeeed one.

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  7. wow you look gorgeous. and those sleeves - love the detail

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  8. Love it! You pull off mustard yellow amazingly!!

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  9. I love it. I have a basket of cloths that I am wanting to refashion. It has been sitting in my studio space for months now. Hoping you upcycling goodness might add to the inspiration I need to get into it all. Am in need of some revamped cloths.

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  10. Wow that is gorgeous!! I love the idea of upcycling stuff but have no idea where to start...could you do a tutorial sometime?

    x

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  11. and of course I bet you knew I would love it! I do wish I had your vision for things sometimes!

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  12. What?? How do you even come up with stuff? (said with envy) It is gorgeous. you are on very clever lady xx

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  13. Whoops - should read ONE very clever lady (not ON very clever lady - ha ha!!)

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  14. OH MY! You are seriously talented - and I mean, TALENTED, not ABLE.

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  15. Only you could take a saggy baggy sweatshirt and make it look so HOT!

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  16. neat, I like the shoulder details. Amazing how many mustard colored items one can find!

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  17. Hi Dee,
    Just saw this at the Project restyle group as I was uploading a pic - I love it! Was it very difficult for you to make? Love the blog by the way - gonna add it to my blogroll :)
    Claire.x

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  18. Hi, Erica from refashion coop told me about your fabulous refashion and so I clicked over here to check it out and I love it!
    I am currently working on a project myself - compiling a book about 'refashioning your wardrobe'. I was wondering if maybe you would be interested in contributing to this project. Would you mind sending me an email at carey.katrina@gmail.com and I can give you some more details? Or alternatively if you give me your email I can send them straight to you.
    Thanks!

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  19. I would have passed by that XL mens shirt in a heartbeat. It's amazing how you've transformed it...and with the sleeve detail. oh. my goodness. I love it.

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  20. Is there anyway you could do a step by step on this?
    This is really lovely

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  21. Dee- I NEED to know who makes the boots! I love the sweatshirt to blazer project too, BUT the boots are amazing! Thanks!

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  22. super cute. that makes me want to make one since i always steal my husbands sweatshirts anyway.

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  23. this is so amazing! L.O.V.E. it!!

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  24. love the way this came out! Might have to try it myself - looks fabulous for the Fall!

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  25. I'd love a more in-depth tutorial - many with pictures on where you cut and how you sewed or hemmed...

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  26. Hi! I found your blog because of this post, posted on Pinterest. This upcycled cardi is incredible. I echo everyone else in asking - could you do a tutorial?? Pleeeeease? :)

    Also, I love your "about". I have one (home birthed) son, alternate vaxxer and am a bit of a closet hippy. Really looking forward to following your posts!!

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  27. i have x2 sweaters that is would be PERFECT for!!! after you snipped it up the middle, did you do anything? fold and sew or add something so it didnt fray?

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  28. i was so super excited when i found this, but then was a little bummed when i realized there wasnt a tutorial to go with it...pretty please will you do a step by step of how you did it? i have been wanting to do this for forever but dont know how to go about it!!

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  29. any chance of a tutorial for this??? I have a ton of sweatshirts and sweaters that I would like to do something like this to.
    noblekatt(at) hotmail.com
    Jenn Post

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  30. fantastic idea! can't wait for the tut *fingers crossed*...

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  31. I saw this on Pinterest and love it. You did a great job!

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  32. I have done this with two of my sweaters that, sadly have become a bit short for my liking. So I cut them, made 3/4 sleeves (cause I like em best) and made cardi's out of them.
    they are both wool so a bit too hot for our 100+ heat we are having. But lovely for the winter.
    Great job.
    I love what you did at the shoulder.

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  33. Saw this on Pinterest - Fabulous! Are you able to provide a tutorial for how you did the shoulders? I love that detail.

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  34. This is an amazing piece of work! PLEASE post a tutorial.... even if it just offers the basic steps you followed! I would so love to make some of these! So much talent and creativity!

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  35. Oh my, so cute! I found this post via Pinterest, and am loving your whole blog. :)

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  36. Love it- how did you finish off the front and bottom?

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  37. Ohmygosh. The sweater is gorg, but I reaaaally want to know where those boots are from. :D

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  38. you are gorgeous, and your style is gorgeous. i am IN LOVE with your boots! where, oh where are they from!?

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  39. I have just discovered your blog...WOW !
    ;-)

    liveinstyleyourlife.blogspot.com

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  40. Hi I found your blog through another site who reposted your tutorial.
    Your repurposing of the old sweater is amazing. I really want to ransack my boyfriends closet and make one of these beauties.

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  41. I don't know how in the world you came up with that. I love it but I fear you are going to make it for me. tee hee

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  42. would this be possible to do with a knit sweater, or is it best for sweatshirts only?

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  43. Where did you get the boots! I've been searching forever for a pair as lovely as those!!

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  45. love this! please let me know where you got your boots!!

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  46. Love what you did with this sweater. I just recently invaded my hubs' sweater collection. Thank you for the new idea!

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  47. adorable! love the sleeves! and LOVE your boots...please share where they are from! :)

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  48. Hey, New Follower here!
    Just wondering what else you had to do to the jumper to turn it into a blazer apart from the sleeves?
    Beth
    xox

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  49. this is absolutely precious! You are adorable. love you spirit and zest for life. Thanks for sharing, found you on Pinterest

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  50. You my lady are very very inspiring!

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  51. where are the instructions on how to make this??

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  52. Yes, I'm looking for some detailed directions as well!

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  53. Hi, Where are the instructions?!

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  54. Gorgeous! I love mustard yellow. Great de-construction work!

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  55. This is stunningly pretty and really inspires me to try something like this. TY!!

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