Sunday, May 30, 2010

Upcycled Embellished Sweaters

A long cotton sweater reminiscent of yesterday's dusters worn in open carriage to keep clothing fresh and unspoiled from the the dusty, horse trodden travel of dirt roads. This sweater is cotton crochet, soft and comfortable, nice and long, in a natural ecru color. I made a silk handkerchief pin from an antique hanky and a bit of lace for the front. The back has two lace appliques hand stitched with purple and green silk embroidery floss. The Parisian cotton ribbon is hand stamped with "Paris" and ties in the front and in the back to give a feminine fit. I am restyling a series of sweaters from cashmere to cotton with trims and altercations to make them romantic, one of kind, pieces.

1 comment:

  1. I Love Upcycled Fashion and wear it often, your Sweater is Lovely!

    Dawn... The Bohemian