Monday, November 23, 2015

The Floral Sweater Refashion Disaster

Hello Readers. Today's project was a great idea that didn't survive my carelessness. It started with these two tops. A floral sweater and a pleated green blouse.

The sweater is just lovely. The flowers are very pretty and well done. The dark navy background keeps it from being too cute. It has one problem, it is a little short.

The green blouse is a nice match to the sweater. It is just waiting to be made into a ruffle to lengthen the sweater. I cut the bottom 6 inches off the blouse.

I pinned it to the sweater.

I narrowed the sweater around the waist. (Canine Supervisor - KC)

I was ready to iron out those pleats. This is where things went wrong. I didn't check the setting on the iron and this blouse sort of melted. It was not salvageable. I was sad but wanted to share the the idea with you. You can try something like this with your own sweater. 

I didn't damage the sweater, so I removed the melted green ruffle. I am just wearing it with a shirt under it. It works but it wasn't as fun as the green blouse would have been. Oh, well.

What a sour puss!

Thanks for reading, now go make something fabulous for yourself. And be careful with your iron!


  1. Ah, that's too bad. But it looks like you'd still have enough length in the body of the shirt (from the underarm to the cut you made) to do the refashion you envisioned. Of course you'd have to hem it, which might be more work than you want to do. If you did feel like hemming it, there is a really good tutorial on the Renegade Seamstress' site for working with fine material. I used it recently and it works very well. This is the link if you are at all interested:

    Thank you for sharing the bad as well as the good parts of refashioning! I think it helps people who are just starting out to know that not everything goes as easily as it appears in refashion posts :)

    1. Thanks jenny_o I didn't want to pretend I am always successful. I will check the tutorial. I am so bad with delicate material.

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