Wednesday, October 26, 2011

project upcycle


Isn't this a cute wrap sweater? I made it from an oversized sweater following along Betz White's fabulous online class at Craftsy.com.

The tutorial was clear and easy to follow. I'm not much of a sewer but I even managed to do the cute lettuce-edged sleeves...didn't they turn out great? There wasn't very much sewing involved and it all came together rather quickly.

I had planned to use a cozily shrunken cashmere sweater but there were two problems...one is that a moth got there first and the second is that it was too small to really work. This sweater was a wool/silk blend turtleneck style. You can transform any sweater but I think cashmere would be especially snuggly.

Go check out all of Betz's Project Upcycle class offerings and fashion your own upcycled clothes. And as a special incentive, you'll get $10 off the class price using this link.

Here's a cute outtake from our little photo shoot...

11 comments:

Marlene ~ mIzZ (hONeY) bEe said...

too cool amy... going to scoot on over to the site...I have an orange sweater that I pick up at a consignment shop... that I wanted to have fun upcycling it, this will bee the perfect place to go... love your sweater thanks for sharing! Have a honey of a day ~ may sweet things come your way! ;O) xox

charlotte said...

darling! awesome Amy and Betz!

Lorrie said...

So very cute!

Angela said...

U look fab in green! Oh goodness that adorable look on Alfredo's face is priceless. Sweet boy. I am so glad things are going well with him and the recent court visit. Blessings - Angela

Karla Steele said...

LOVe it! Great color.

hkpowerstudio said...

Love the outcome of this shrug Amy! Great job from a great Betz White design. And I love your name too:)

C'est moi Claudette said...

Hi from Canada sweet Amy
Just came by from Francie. Glad she posted about your blog.
I see your sweet Alfredo. The girls were telling me your story when we were driving back to Jeanne's house. How wonderful for you both.
It was a pleasure to meet you.
Love Claudie
xoxoxoxo

Whosyergurl said...

Oh, how I admire your talent. The sweater is so cute and you are adorable. And Alfredo? sigh. Squeezable!
xo, Cheryl

Laurie said...

What a cutie pie! I love your sweater -- I'm proud of you!

Tammy Gilley said...

you cute thing! the sweater is adorable, too. xo

Eva said...

Nice job!
I love the color too!
Bravo!