Monday, November 24, 2014

Sunday Sew-Day: Holey Moley!

Learning a new skill can sometimes take longer than one expects. Such is the cause of this post's delay.

This was my favorite sweater last autumn. I probably wore it once a week.

Embroider Sweater - Before

Then a tiny, little puppy came along, with her tiny, little, needle-like puppy teeth, and this sweater paid the price. It was nothing malicious, mind you, just an accidental snag, but still. My favorite sweater gone in an instant.

Embroider Sweater - Before

The sweater went into the refashion pile and languished for a year. Then, a couple weeks ago when I darned that lavender cardigan, I was reminded of this orange pullover. Strange as it sounds, I actually really enjoyed darning. So I pulled out the sweater and patched up the hole. Unfortunately, unlike the lavender cardigan, I didn't have any matching yarn this time. Also, this hole was in a more noticeable spot on the front of the sweater.

Embroider Sweater - In Progress

So I decided to try my hand at some embroidery. I remembered seeing this embellished sweater on Pinterest and thought it would be the perfect Pinspiration for this project.

Embroidered sweater

I used some of the leftover yarn from my knitted vest refashion a few weeks ago. One little flower went right over the darned spot.

Embroider Sweater - In Progress

Then I just started making little flowers all over, getting closer together toward the collar and spacing them out more further away.

Embroider Sweater - After

I even continued the little flowers with a few on the sleeve and back.

Embroider Sweater - After

I have a feeling this sweater will become a favorite once again.

Embroider Sweater - After


Embroidered Sweater - Before & After

12 comments:

  1. Great idea and also great execution. I should have been doing this to all the T-shirts our cat ruined ... he had a habit of jumping up on my back. He was really gentle but - those claws! hanging off my T-shirt! Holes, holes, holes ...

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    1. Absolutely! Sometimes repair work can be made beautiful as well.

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  2. I've got an orange sweater dress that needs this treatment after I found several small holes in it...I'll have to check and see if they land in strategic areas or if I'll have to get really creative with this one ;) Great job!

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    1. I think it could look cool to have flowers randomly scattered around the sweater too - a couple on this elbow, one on the lower back, whatever!

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  3. Better than before!!! :o)

    JJ
    www.dressupnotdown.blogspot.com

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  4. so nice ! Very nice job !!

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  5. such a great way to save a pre-loved! it looks great.

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