9.23.2010

sew what do you think?

Its officially Fall, and we've had a couple of beautiful days here in Virginia, but after the few beautiful days come the bitter cold days of Winter. What this means is bye-bye dresses, hello sweaters, which I hate. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy a pretty snowfall now and then, but putting on layer after layer is a total drag. My Winter wardrobe is fairly boring-- I stick to a formula consisting of a sweater, scarf, and coat. As such, I have a closet full of plain, solid colored sweaters that frankly I am bored of but need to keep me warm as the weather changes. I decided not to invest in more sweaters that I don't care too much about, and save some money by adding flare to my existing sweaters.

The first victim of my fabric surgery operation was this olive green sweater I got from Target for maybe $20 (Photo was taken last year on NYE):

So with this, I hopped on to etsy.com and searched for a lace applique. Found one I liked for $8. I received it in the mail today and first thing I did was pin it in place

(edit: my older sister so kindly pointed out that the tag on this sweater looks like it says 2x, when in actuality my macbook mirrored a photo of the label that reads xs. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.)

The lace was so delicate that I didn't feel confident about running this under my sewing machine. So I went old school-- threaded a needle and sewed it down by hand. It's not a very huge transformation, but I like the little detail adds to it. 

And here I am being a dork and modeling my new-old sweater:


Sew.... what do you think? I'll be happy if the darn thing doesn't fall apart after one wash...