Amstersweater.

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Bonjour, Namaste & Hello!

Hope you’re all enjoying the spring sunshine (or I sincerely hope it is there soonest) 🙂

Let me introduce you to – AMSTERSWEATER, which is the name of this sweater/jumper that I refashioned a couple months ago. Using pretty much the same materials and methods that you saw here but in a completely different way!

The inspiration for this idea comes from here.

 

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Materials and supplies.

 

 

I often have to draw my ideas on paper once I draw them in my mind. It’s just that it gives me a more practical idea of what’s really possible and plausible and also for measurements sake. You see I don’t draw like a fashion student as my drawing/sketching skills are limited to pictionary!

 

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this is what I planned to replicate on my jumper in a more colourful way 🙂

 

 

 

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My jumper was only waist length so I set the pattern on waist or the border of the jumper.
I’ve cut my felt patches into blocks of 2 inches in length and 1/2-3/4 inches in width.

 

 

 

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Self sticking felt patches have been used here, to make life easier 🙂

 

 

 

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I drew rooftops on the back of the felt patches.

 

 

 

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et voila!
(but I had to sew in some patches as all weren’t self sticking.)

 

 

 

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Turning out reasonably close to my imagination.
🙂

 

 

 

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I’ve further improvised it with little yellow felt windows that ‘glow’ against the grey skies

 

 

 

 

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Here it is!!
Amsterdam on a sweater!

 

 

 

 

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So yes, I had the idea in my mind when I bought this sweater in Tokyo.
It was only a matter of time before I found the prefect partner for the concept.

 

 

 

 

 

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Totally delighted to have created this!

 

 

 

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Grey isn’t a universal favourite colour but it looks great when worked well.

 

 

 

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I’ll leave you here with what I always say…

 

 

 

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Trust me, it is!

 

Some nuggets, that you might like to know…

You can definitely use any other compatible fabric instead of felt for this which is slightly stiff &/or strong (eg: velvet, denim, leather, suede etc)

The self sticking patch sticks pretty well, it doesn’t come off simply by peeling it. It would certainly damage you material if you try to pull it off.

A gentle handwash is recommended for any kind of worked on jumpers, if you wish them to last longer than a season.

Measure and cut carefully or else undoing or redoing it would be tall order for anyone.

Happy crafting. Happy sewing!

Be back with more 🙂

Comments

  1. Cheers! Always a pleasure to visit your place via this page.

  2. Long time????

  3. Just a wow.
    Sweater, Corporate /Residential houses of Amsterdam at the border, You & those brown shoes (LOVED THEM!!!)

    Cheers!

    • pastlifeseamstress says:

      Thank you Puneet, these are some of my favourite things put together! 🙂