Thursday, March 5, 2009

Recycle Revamp Reuse "Sweater"

I found these sweaters at a local thrift store. One for .99 and the other for 1.98, a bargain.
,This was an all lace, 1970's "mini" dress that I think I remember my mom wearing with her blond "fall". Do they even use those words any more? "Fall"? "Mini"?

I cut them up, added the lace dress pieces to the sleeves and collar, top stitched on ribbon, a doily, a bow and crocheted flowers from Glam Ma.

The bummer is I made it to fit Material Girl and she just told me, "It's cute but it's just not my kind of style."


We're teaching a class called "Recycle, Revamp, Reuse "The Sweater", this month at Life Through Art Workshops.

They're very easy to destruct and reconstruct. Stop on by and create one for yourself, but make sure it fits YOU!


The Joy of Nesting said...

Gads Terisa,,

Maybe you should have pulled it out of an Anthropologie's bag with a Sleeping in Snow label :) I think it could rival anything on their racks and for 100x the money you have into it!! I think you have the last laugh :)

You did an amazing reconstruction!

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

3rdEyeMuse said...

those thrift store finds were such a score. You've created a stunning example of the three R's! Beautiful.

Pat Winter said...

I love this. What a beautiful and feminine new piece. Great job!

shiborigirl said...

I love seeing the old reborn and new. Great job!


vintagepaletteart said...

I love your way of recycling! The sweater is gorgeous! I too love giving things that were destined for the trash a second chance at life. =o)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Debb said...

Boy that turned out great I loved it.
Love Debb

KarenHarveyCox said...

Squeal.....How beautiful is this? OMG, Terisa send this into Somerset. My sister is the knitter, sewer, crocheter in our family. She has been interested in Vintage clothing lately. I have to send her over here to see this creation. You really have something here. So many younger women these days live in Vintage shops.

I love it. Now I will pop over to your tutorial and drool. I only wish I lived nearby to you or Lisa, and then you could show me how to thread my sewing machine and how to make a proper bobbin. And I am NOT KIDDING.


KarenHarveyCox said...

Now I just popped onto your other site and looked at all of these workshops. Now how does this work, I just e-mailed my sister too. Is there a post that explains, is there a charge, is it a video? I am lame at this. Thanks for letting me know.

Have a great Sunday.


KarenHarveyCox said...

Oh Terisa,
Never mind the last question comment. I just went back and read about your workshops on the sidebar. I thought it might be an on-line workshop. That place where you hold these workshops even looks enchanting, and in the Napa Valley no less. How lovely.


JungleGirl said...

Oh you sound like a lady I could shop with. I too homeschool so I know how much needing a creative outlet can be sooo fun. It's all about reusing...
thanks for a great blog.. I'm going to add you to my favorites.