Thursday, October 27, 2011

DIY ~ Old Sweater to New Sweater Refashion

Happy Friday Eve!!!  It's Thursday, which means it's time for the last installment of Kim and Natasha's Old to New in October.  It's bittersweet, this has been so much fun and it's really forced me to revamp some old yucky things into some new, really rad ones!

Today's refashion is this cowl/turtleneck sweater.  I mean, idk what to call it.  Look at this bad boy...

Right?  No wonder I never wore it.  I had no idea how to!  So I decided to make it work.  I turned it inside out, and cut the neck out, just below the seam.
Then I grabbed a needle and some transparent nylon thread and hemmed the new neckline of the sweater using a wide running stitch.  Literally, 5 minutes later I had this:

Wayyy cute now, right??  I may snip the bottom and hem it too, I'm not quite sure yet though.  Now, what did I do with that hideous neck?  Ahh, behold my snood!

It's so perfect and warm, and PERFECT for the insane CO weather, it was 17 degrees out this morning, so this came in handy!  This is such a great way to revamp an old piece that I would have just donated, but now I have 2 cute and wearable pieces!

Here's a little recap of all my Old to New in October projects, which was your favorite?

Rose Gold Glitter Shoes
Suede Maxi to Mini
Pretty and Punk Lace and Stud Shoes

Be sure to head over to Kim and Natasha's blogs to see the awesomeness they created, as well as the other ladies who've linked up!  While you're at it, check out Anika Burke, who's graciously sponsoring Old to New in October!


  1. So cool! I love the two new pieces! Great for the wardrobe and the budget!

  2. Very cool! Love that you have two unique pieces.

  3. LOVE it! Looks gorgeous now... and you also got a scarf :)


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  4. neon is still popping!!! i like both the revamped sweater and the infinity scarf :)
    17 degrees? oh, my... that's for me is the lowest i can bear {and i hate it} !!!!

    stay warm!!!

  5. Good for you!! I know what you mean...I have a sweater like that too....first off, theres no way you can wear it with your hair down cuz your hair will never lay right. Second, dont ya just say to yourself "WTF was I thinking when I bought this sucker?" hahaha.....you did a great job on this...love the two unique pieces:)

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  6. Great refashion! I love the slouchy sweater look...it would look fantastic layered over a classic button down!

    Thank you so much for participating each week!!

    Natasha ~ Required2BeInspired

  7. hahaha you're so funny! I love the way this turned out and especially love the fact that you used the neck as a scarf. Very thrifty :)

    xx Kara
    Sprinkles in Springs

  8. Love love love! I would have donated that sweater quick, but you really made one not so good great into 2 cute ones! So creative as always!! :)

  9. lovvveeeeee it! saw you 'pined' this on pinterest, and gal, you rocked it. LOVE what you did here. I need to find my a sweater to cut apart. :)


  10. Love the hot pink snood!

    - Sara @ Gameday Stylist

  11. Wow! Check out your creativity! I love the way the snood looks.

  12. they're both nice -and i like the photos where you're trying to figure out a way to wear it :D - i thought the neck would be a mini tight skirt, but this is way cuter..

    oh and yes i think you should cut the hem and maybe wear it with a longer tank top which would stick out at the hips... a black one.. no wait, a white one :)


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