Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Sweater One; Polka Dots

Hello Readers. It's cold and damp and I need sweaters to stay warm. This is the first in a short series of sweaters.

Have you ever had to wear one of those name tag stickers? You know, the ones that say "Hello, my name is..............". They feel awkward and they can be super sticky. If you forget to take them off when you put your clothes in the wash, they can leave behind a mark. A sticky mark that you can't wash out. No matter how many times you try. That is what happened to this sweater.

I decided the only way I could fix this sweater was to cover the mark. I used large rick rack. Really, really, LARGE rick rack! I hoped it would curve around the buttons and still cover the mark from the sticker. That didn't work. The buttons didn't line up with the rick rack. I cut the buttons off and stitched the rick rack over the button holes and I sewed the whole sweater together and pulled it over my head to put it on. I was going to sew the buttons back on just for show but I never did.

It did hide the mark really well. The mark is covered and I could wear the sweater. It only took a few minutes to stitch the rick rack on. But there was another problem. The rick rack was too much combined with the black ruffle.It looked a little clownish.

I removed the ruffle from the sweater and I thought the rick rack looked really fun. I wore it out to run errands and met a new fuzzy friend. He doesn't look nearly as excited to see me as I was to see him.

Thanks for reading along, now go make something fun for yourself.


KD said...

Good save! I have some navy large rick rack, but have not yet found a use for it. I will keep it in mind for a future problem area. Thanks for that idea!

I Can Work With That said...

Hello KD,
It was perfect for hiding something. Thanks for the comment!
Happy sewing to you.