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Hey there crafty ones!

Before this winter completely takes off, I have a few of my sweater refashioning projects to share!

And come to think of it, spring is actually a better time to wear your gorg sweaters that would otherwise remain unfairly hidden under your big badass winter coats. Wouldn’t you agree?

So here’s one, that I recently refashioned. The cardigan comes from Tezenis that makes very good quality and very affordable range of lingerie and lounge wear. Other accessories come from Kramer Krieg (Suisse) and Okadaya (Tokyo). The idea totally comes from PLS crafty mind! 😀

 

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The cardigan and the other material supplies.
Wool, felt, some charms and some pearl beads.

 

Bird and cage print and motif has been trending on fashion racks last couple of summers and so I decided to bring it into winter as well.

 

 

 

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Using running stitches I fixed the cage and the key in place where I wanted them.
Followed up with a bow made out of pink cotton wool thread.

 

 

 

 

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I drew a chubby little bird on a thin cardboard sheet and cut out a felt patch following the shape.
Also make a small leaf shape cutout for a tiny wing.

 

 

 

 

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Sewed the bird using blanket stitch.

 

 

 

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Cutout a wing on a self sticking felt patch and pasted onto my pink chubby bird

 

 

 

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Finished up my bird with a pearl bead for eye and a little brown felt beak

 

 

 

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Also finished the the key and the cage with pearl beads between the running stitches and a little bird that just flew out!

 

 

 

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Let me put on some shoes and I’ll show my work done!

 

 

FYI, my shoes are Veronese and here’s the post.

 

 

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So here it is!

 

 

 

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And here am I!
🙂

 

 

 

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Pretty pleased with how it turned and what joy it gives me to think up and do such projects!

 

 

 

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All the suturing techniques did pay off!

 

 

 

 

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after breaking free…

 

 

 

 

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Isn’t it?

 

Like it? If you’re wearing a smile, then just wait a bit, I’ve got more!

Hope I’m back at living upto my name! 🙂

Don’t forget to share in your love by dropping in a line, always happy to hear from you!

 

 

Comments

  1. Long time ……… No post

    Hope all well & in pinks of health, My Friend???

  2. Anonymous says:

    Great idea, nicely done.

  3. The Bird, The cage & the Key………………….Imagination at the loftiest!!!

    I love the pichas & …………”THE HAPPINESS IS HANDMADE”

    PM

    • pastlifeseamstress says:

      Once again, thank you so very much!
      Cheers to handmade happiness 🙂

  4. Wow,very lovely n cute birdie enhancing the value of your sweater in terms of happiness.Nice idea very beautifully executed/crafted.Stay happy.