Today’s piece is also from the awesome Miss Irene. :)
As you can see, I am not thrilled. Irene explained this was one of those “I just graduated college and need something responsible-looking” sweaters. I’m not a fan of the sequined do-dads. Especially because they were starting to fall off.
I finished the job with my seam ripper.
This actually took quite a while! Those seed beads didn’t want to budge! After about a half hour, I had completely de-beaded and de-sequined the whole sweater.
The sweater was still a tad big on me, so I took it in to make it fit perfectly. :)
I cut off the extra material, and put on my nifty new sweater!
So I’ll admit…today’s ensemble isn’t very exciting. I don’t see anything wrong with this, though. I took a sweater that really couldn’t be worn as an everyday piece and made it much more versatile. Refashioning/Upcycling isn’t just about sewing on more stuff. Sometimes it’s better to take all that “stuff” away. :)
I’ve been re-reading Pattern Recognition by William Gibson (one of my faves). Today’s refashion takes a cue from the heroine of the story, Cayce Pollard.