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...