The Chop Shop: Sweater Edition

No matter the weather, it is downright icy in my office.  So I always have a sweater handy.  This simple black cardigan wasn’t around all that long (compared to some of the other items in my closet) before the cuffs totally shredded.  But when I noticed a little hole, that was the final straw and home it comes to the chop shop. 

 

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I had some grand plans.  Ruffle sleeves.  Leather shoulder patches.  But when I took a closer look, I got an unfortunate surprise.  A secret second hole!

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This one is the middle of the front panel, so now I have to think of a good solution.  I’m taking suggestions!

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Lace Upgrade

In my last post, I mentioned I scored a lacy dress which I planned to pick apart.  Well…the initial plan didn’t work.  There isn’t enough fabric to cut out the top of the dress I’m working on (and I use that term “working on” loosely…I’m really “working on” dropping off the new fabric at the laundry so I can move along).  But, Burda, in all their genius, thought they’d spice up one of their recent patterns with a little lace:

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And as luck would have it, I recently made that top.  And as luck would have THAT, the fabric matches the lace I just picked apart!

Before pic:

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And now:

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Much better I’d say!  Can’t wait to wear it.  Tomorrow is my “Friday” at my day job (better known as Wednesday to the rest of you).  Could be a great dress-down day!