Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Sew and Tell: Criss Cross Vest from a Sweater

I thought I was done with winter sewing but I thought this would be a good transition piece. 

So, I made this criss cross vest from a sweater! I loved the way it turned out, better than I expected. I am definitely planning to write a full fledged tutorial for this, but in the mean time, here are some pics of the results. 

 Here, I wore it with a tank top. I really like the look, and as I mentioned before, it's great for those spring-like days not yet warm enough for just a tank. 




This is what it looks like lying flat


...and here it is inside out, front and back. It gives you an idea of how it's put together. I used the sleeves for the back and the criss cross is composed of the front and back of the sweater. 



It also looks great with a lace top. I have lots of lace tops so I'm looking forward to getting some use out of them with this vest.

So what do you think. Would you be interested in a tutorial for this? 

18 comments:

  1. Nellie, you never cease to amaze! This vest is so neat. A tutorial would be lovely if you are up for that.

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    1. Thank you cloudsfullofrain! This has been in my head for a while. i am always happy when I can get ideas out of there! I def will make a tutorial just don't know when.

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  2. Clever idea and a very cute model! :-)

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    1. Awww, thanks Julie! I try, I try, lol.

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  3. Again, you're a genious of transformations.

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    1. Thank you so much Magda! I love redesigning stuff! Such a metaphor for my own transformed, re-designed life!

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  4. Yes please! I worry that cardigans and sweaters make me look even older than I am ... this repurpose is perfect.
    Love the way your mind works!

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    1. Thank you so much Jan! I don't love sweaters either, this is why I like to repurpose them. Have to get started on that tute!

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  5. What a great idea!! Indeed a nice transitional piece. And recycling......
    You also look very nice in it :)
    Thank you so much for linking with Très Chic Style Bits
    Keep in touch if you feel like it, it's always a pleasure.
    xoxo

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    1. Thank you Seeker, always love to link up to likeminded fashionistas! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  6. Great refashion, you look terrific. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday!

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    1. Thank you! I love Visible Mondays!

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  7. Love it! Can't wait for the tutorial!

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    1. Thank you Theresa! Will get started on it!

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  8. Love how you refashioned that sweater! Thanks for linking up for Favorite Fashion Friday! Hope to see you back tomorrow!
    Penniless Socialite

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    1. Thank u Penniless! I appreciate the link up opportunity!

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