Tuesday, April 12

What I'm GOING to Wear Wednesday

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I found the prettiest little
Ann Taylor sweater
at my thrift store (D.I.)
for $4!

I couldn't find anything wrong with it, 
except a TINY spot on the front. 

The sweater is a light blue-green color.
I really like a soft peachy-pink (almost nude)
color paired with it, 
so I decided to embellish the sweater
with some peachy feminine touches.

(This also covered up the little spot.)

 Here's the sweater & a scarf I got free with some perfume
way back in college!

 I cut a 2 inch strip off the end of the scarf & sewed 
a line on the largest stitch on my sewing machine.
The fabric is so thin that it gathered all by itself as I sewed.

I used the gathered strip to make a vertical ruffle along
the front of the sweater. (This was done on the 
sewing machine.)

Then I twirled some fabric around in circles--hand sewing
every so often to make the little flowers (which cover the stain).
I hand sewed the flowers on the sweater. 

I LOVE it with this awesome top I 
got from Forever 21.

Can't wait to wear it!

Remember, there are so many treasures that you can
get for a song at your thrift store. 
With a little bit of love & creativity,
you can turn an article of clothing into something all your own.


Linking Up to These Great Parties:

Talent Tuesday at Vintage Wanna Bee

Whatever Goes Wednesday at Someday Crafts 

What I Wore Wednesday at The Pleated Poppy 



  1. Oh I love this ensemble, what a great find! :) I especially love how you paired it with that Forever 21 shirt! I can hardly stand to go into Forever 21 (the music is always so loud, and I get a bit overstimulated from the endless clothing), but I always wish I had that "skill" of finding the cute clothes they offer. :) You will look so cute in this outfit!
    ~Just a Girl

  2. You did a GREAT job! I never have patience to sift through the clothes at D.I., but perhaps I should see if I can find such a treasure.

  3. Michelle, Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving your sweet comment. My granddaughter had so much fun with that project, and I really promoted it so she could build some confidence. She is mildly bi-polar, and painfully shy, so this is amazing that she let me take her picture,and post it too. I appreciate the comments to encourage her. Your sweater turned out beautifully. I just got one in pink for my daughter at an estate sale for a dollar! It's so soft, she loves it. You have a wonderful blog, I will be back to visit again.

  4. A great find and aren't you a clever girl with the trim - enjoy wearing - do like the colours which are just you I thought!

  5. You are such a genius and inspiration !! this is amazing ! I adore it !
    Follow me back !

  6. Great job on adding the details

  7. what a great redo! so cute!

    I'd love for you to link this up to my link party, Your Whims Wednesday! http://mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com/2011/04/your-whims-wednesday-2-and-features.html

  8. That sweater is so cute! I love your flower, too. I love to do that kind of thing, also. Hugs, Cindy

  9. wow, this turned out so cute...love how you did the ruffle down the front, very nice!


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