I'm steadily working through my reject clothing pile by making some small improvements to make me want to wear those things again. Today, I used some of that gorgeous teal lace I picked up yesterday and dressed up a plain grey cardigan I've had for a few years. Here is what I started with:
I do love long sweaters-and cardigans are a real wardrobe staple for me-but this was a little boring for my taste. And in case you haven't already been tipped off to the fact that I don't like long sleeves (because I hem the sleeves of just about everything I wear) I also took up the sleeves on this little number. Apart from the sleeves, all I did was stick some lace to the pockets and call it a day. Here is how it turned out:
I re-used the original cuff by trimming some fabric from the middle of each sleeve and re-attaching the cuff a little higher up. Super easy way to have a nicely finished (but shorter) sleeve! Here is a close-up of one of the lace pockets:
I love that the scallop design of the lace almost creates a chevron design on the pockets. And isn't the color just amazing?? It was a challenge, but I resisted the urge to just keep adding and adding (I thought about putting some more lace on the sleeves, collar, down the front, and just all over the place!) but I think I made the right choice. Simple is good!
I hope you all had wonderful Fridays, and thanks for stopping by!