so wayyy back around veteran's day, i took a trip to our friendly Value Village. they were having a 50% of sale (on everything!!) & i just knew there'd be treasures waiting (you know, sort of like you know how eating 5 cupcakes will make your jeans tighter...).
Saturday, December 26, 2009
when i go to thrift stores, i always look through the jackets, the blazers, the skirts, the dresses, & the sweaters. and the sweaters were a gold mine :) (well, okay, so were the jackets...& the dresses...more to come on thrifting methods & finds).
we (sister #1 & i) happened upon this plain cream-colored sweater from Ann Taylor. aside from the slightly worn & falling-off buttons, she was perfect.
and at $3.50, the price wasn't too shabby either.
sister #1 just happened to have a birthday shortly after. so i made some flowers using this tutorial, & made some more flowers using this tutorial...
then i reinforced the buttons & washed the sweater...
and ended up with this little treasure.
the flowers are removable for friendly washing--i attached them to a large piece of stiffened linen & sewed on three pins.
and now, thanks to the $3.50 i spent, i'm a bit obsessed with making these.
would you like to see more of them? ...okay