Monday, September 14, 2009

{ Love My DIY Sweater }

A few months ago I fell in love with this gorgeous designer sweater from Kate Spade. However, I did NOT fall in love with the $300 price tag. So, I decided to take matters into my own hands and get my craft on!

With a simple white sweater I found in my closet I was able to take a sheet of black felt, a pair of scissors, some permanent fabric adhesive, a few black buttons, and a spool of thread and turn it all into my own designer look for a fraction of the cost.

Please excuse the expression. I tried to do the whole "deer in headlights" thing. Admittedly not a good look for me. FYI- The pattern is NOT the wrong direction. This pic was taken in a mirror by me and my iPhone. I promise I'll buy a REAL camera one of these days. But for now, this will just have to do.

24 comments:

Kim said...

And you look fabulous in it! Way to be creative Aubrey!!! Now make some more and sell them on etsy!

IzeOfLight said...

Ah! So impressive--and SO cute! I noticed you in that yesterday and thought it looked great on you. Props!

nerak said...

girl, i LOVE it. so impressed.

Rolph Family said...

Impressed as always, you have are super talented my friend!!

meeshw said...

This is awesome...and I think you do the deer caught in the headlights quite well!!!

Brady and Lindsay Wood said...

look at you being crafty. i love it! i am way impressed with your ability to cut out all of the flowers and have them look so neat and the same! way to go girl!

theblibbys said...

so freaking cute!!!! Now that is talent right there!

paula peralta said...

aubrey. this is amazing. i'm so proud.

Jessica Reeves said...

Wow!! I am super impressed!! Will you make me one??

Evie B. said...

That's awesome! I love it!

Bracken and Bracken said...

DIY projects are the best!! i love it :)

Michelle Michel said...

you never cease to amaze me...both you and my sister-in-law kim...one day I will learn how to be creative...or not...but i have family and friends who i can always count on!

MelancholySmile said...

I had the same idea! I'm glad to see you've already tried it, to great success. I'll have to go out and buy a sweater, too!

McLove said...

OK that is soooo adorably creative! It turned out adorable great idea and fab job!!!

Mands Glenn said...

YOu should go right onto Etsy and start selling them. GOrgeous and I love it! YOu are so crafty girl.

Marcy said...

Love. Love. Love. Now I want one reeeally bad.

Josh and Lauren Chamberlin said...

Aubrey, you are so talented! I love that sweater!

barefootbex said...

Adorable! You're inspiring. Now to dig up some old sweaters....

Lisalu said...

yep this is awesome

Leslie said...

wow, totally impressive! i came over from melancholy smile. :)

Hizzeather said...

FYI I shared this post with my friend and she blogged about it. :)

http://melancholysmile.blogspot.com/2009/09/how-to-save-300.html

Hallie said...

Amazing! I adore your craftyness- i'm off to find a sweater of my own~

McMemories said...

L O V E it!!!! Seriously so fabulous!!

Ali B. said...

So cute! Well done! I LOVE it.