Saturday, April 2

A second life

Do you have a favorite sweater you wear over and over and over. I do. The thing with well loved sweaters is they end up with pulled yarn or worse a hole. When I found a big gaping hole in the sleeve of my favorite black jacket I was sad. My knitting/crochet skills are totally insufficient. Who am I kidding: I can't knit beyond the absolute basic. SO I put my beloved jacket away at the bottom of my "to mend" basket, not quite ready to say goodbye but still thinking there was no way I could fix it. Or was there?



I decided that I had to take a chance with what I knew best: sewing. So here is the rescued jacket:


No before pictures of the "victim" but this is the same model in cream to show you how it looked.
Not a great pic sorry but it gives the general idea

Since it is a cotton yarn therefore a spring jacket, I clipped the sleeves just above the elbows. Then I used a blanket stitch to finish the edge of the sleeves with a satin blanket binding ribbon from my stash. While I was sewing the binding on, I stretched the knit to give it this lettuce finish. Then I added the same binding to the bottom hem. 
It is no longer a plain black sweater. I love how it turned out.

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10 comments:

  1. eres una artista reciclando, me gusta mucho tu idea, tal vez algún día me toque a mi rescatar una querida chaqueta de un agujero.
    Besos mil

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  2. Absolutely spectacular save!! It looks adorable...

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  3. Super upcycle!
    Michael
    http://bluevelvetchair.blogspot.com

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  4. Good save...so chic now - I love ruffles and red ruffles...ooo la la!

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  6. Love it! I've been redoing my sweaters too. Stop by sometime domesticdeadline.blogspot.com

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  7. The satiny red looks fabulous against the black! Great upcycle!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  8. Absolutely beautiful!!!nice upcycle:-)

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  9. what a great upcycling idea! thanks for sharing!

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