I made these two about 2 month ago, but currently hubby and I are both quite bored of backyard photos. So we decided to make sure to wear hand-made clothing on trips and take photos of them with more scenic background.
This is from our trip to Pajaro Dunes. It was a wonderful trip and we stayed at this condo literally right on the beach. Of course, being a beach in north california, i had to hide all my sundresses and bust out my sweaters. I took off my jacket for these photos 😛 Though the cold did not hinder our fun on the beach!
Made from hubby’s old sweat shirt. Again – I love having existing matching ribbings to work with. I used Burda 2010/2, #112 again, just lowered the neckline. not much else to be said – except that I will be eyeing hubby’s unworn sweatshirts with darker intents 😉
Also an upcycled sweater – same pattern as above. This is a cashmere find from goodwill, it was very oversized, but got a hole in the armpit after a few washes (yes, i wash my cashmere sweaters in machines – they generally cost $5-$10 from goodwills and I just throw them in and cross my fingers). I just serged all the seams together – and re-used existing ribbings by including them on my cuts. For the neckline, I actually serged a folded piece of black jersey to the neckline, and then hand stitched it down. Very comfy and a more modern cut to wear.
I am also wearing my maternity linen pants here. They fit rather well after pregnancy 😛 (Should i really count that as a win? I am hesitating here. but oh well, two good pairs of wearable pants are two good pairs of wearable pants)
And here’s little A wearing the bonnet I made back in the days.
2 thoughts on “Upcycled Sweaters”
You seem very relaxed at the beach in your comfy new pullovers! An kudos for wahing them in the machine, I do that too! I also machine wash all my selfmade clothes. No time for handwashing in my home!
Nice pics! You can see how it looks like now on the beach in Helsinki Finland where I show my new lace shorts -> http://www.lessisyes.fi, thank you 🙂