Monday, August 27, 2012

Pink ribbon and some wholes

          Are you wondering how did I turn that old, ripped sweater into the cuteness you're staring at?... Very easy (and cheap!). All you need is: 
      • a (ripped) sweater, or T-shirt;
      • 2 1/4 of satin ribbon in your choice of color;
      • matching thread and needle (I didn't have a purple thread so I used black - you can't really tell);
      • scissors;
      • a little creativity and some patience.
          I saw this cute little sweater sitting all alone in the clearance isle at Old Navy last year. It was love at first sight, and that little whole just broke my heart. As soon as I saw it, I thought of the idea of wrapping a scarf around the V neck. So, I took it home and loved it some more (did I mention I paid $0.49 for it?). It sat in my closet until today when I figured out I will need it this fall and winter so I spent 30 minutes on it.
         Firstly, I made a "plan" in my head how I wanted the ribbon-scarf to look on the sweater. With the scissors I made another 6 wholes and sew the edges to stop the thread to unwind (I don't know if you can see it in the pictures, the sweater is a fine knit). Unfortunately I forgot to take a picture where the other wholes are. I inserted the satin ribbon through the wholes and made a bow. 
            Voila!!!! I took couple of pictures from front and back. Doesn't it look pretty?... Can't wait for the weather to get colder so I can wear it! 

        I think this is my cheapest make over I ever made. The ribbon was $2.00 (at AC Moore with 50% off coupon), and the sweater 49 cents which brings it to a total of $2.49 for a great girly sweater. 
           What was your cheapest make over? 

PS: If you have any questions, please ask, I'd be glad to answer. Also, if you decide to give it a try, please show off your results. I'm curious what you'll come up with! Have fun!!

I linked  this post over:

Growing HomeKeeping It Simple 
Lil’ Mrs. Tori


  1. love it!Great job!!Movul nu e culoarea mea favorita dar cum arata acum e super!

    1. I know, nici a mea, dar cam am numai haine verzi si am vrut sa mai iau si alte culori :)... Plus, mi-a parut rau sa il las acolo pentru 50 de centi :))

  2. Cute shirt and what a save! It reminds of a little sailors outfit!

  3. This turned out so cute:) Thanks for linking up!

    1. Thanks!

      This link party thing is so addictive and funny, I will be linking up in the future, too!!.. Thanks for hosting it! :)


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