- Grey Cardigan – H &M, embellished by me
- Purple Tank – Gap
- Denim Skirt – Gap
- Boots – Banana Republic, via ebay
I’ve had this grey cardigan for years. For a while it was a staple in my wardrobe (making almost as frequent appearances as my beige cardi does now) but eventually, I just stopped wearing it much. I got bored with it, but I couldn’t bring myself to toss it in the donation pile. When E. decided to do a cardi-embellishing project, this seemed the perfect item to breath new life in to.
Despite the fact that E’s sewing and crafting abilities are far superior, I took on a slightly more difficulty DIY…but, trust me, if I can pull it off, so can you.
To make these little flowers you will need:
- Scrap Fabric (I used a purple jersey)
- Thread in to match your fabric
- A Needle
- A few pins
Cut your fabric into 1-1 1/2 inch wide strips, 4-6 inches long (I used a variety of sizes). Fold the fabric strip in half and pin it to keep it folded.
Pull the thread on one end to gather the fabric together. Use your fingers to adjust the gathering and shape the fabric into flowers.
You can either make a few stitches to keep the fabric in this shape, or tack the flowers directly to the cardigan, shaping a bit as you go. I played around with the placement of the flowers for a while, but eventually settled on a keeping them on one side of the neck line. I still have some fabric left over, so I can always add a few more flowers later.
I know have the DIY embellishment bug and I’m excited to go through my drawers looking for tired pieces just begging for a few ruffles or a corsage of purple jersey!