Thursday, April 28, 2011

Draped Cardigan and how to wear it

Hey everyone!
Yesterday I was browsing some thrifting videos on youtube and came across this great video for sewing up those drapey cardigans that were all the rage this past winter. I really wanted one and never bought one because they were expensive and I did not have the money to spend. I just so happened to have some stretchy jersey laying around that was going to be a skirt, but I wanted this cardigan more. :) This gal gave me the inspiration to sew one up! The music is loud, so you might have to turn your volume down. Just a friendly warning! :)

So I did exactly what this gal did in her tutorial for the sleeveless one, and then I added my own sleeves. I just measured around my arms and used that measurement to draft the sleeves. It was so so easy! Now I have a great go to cardigan for wearing with most anything. I have tried it with a dress and 3 different s kirts shown below and love it! I don't think its frumpy at all with skirts or dresses. Just pairing it with the right thing makes all the difference. If you have some knit fabric you don't know what to do with as I did not have any clue what to do with, try this tutorial! Maybe even add some fun rosettes to the neckline or go with a bold color. Its fun to wear! :)
First outfit consists of the sweater, thrifted belt, thrifted flats, thrifted floral skirt( I believe its handmade!) , garland of grace headband, and beaded necklace from forever 21
Second outfit consists of the drapey cardigan, same accesories and top, but different denim skirt from New Creation Apparel and it has a embroided floral on the bottom

 And last, but not least, I call today's outfit winter meets spring. It might be hard to tell, but the polyester skirt has vine looking flowers on it. It was a gift from my friend Laura and she found it at one of my favorite thrift stores! :) She is so sweet! she knows what I like. I miss you Laura!

The headband from garlands of grace is amazing!! It goes with so many of my things I already have in my closet and it was a smart purchase I believe with some of my birthday money. :) The rest is being saved though. :) You can see their etsy shop here-

I was inspired by them and also made one headband so far myself. I plan to sew up some more sometime soon! Will be sharing the latest quilt I am almost done with soon!

In Christ,


Lola said...

That cardigan looks great! I picked one up at Ross last year, just to try out the trend, and now I think I have four of them :o) They're so comfy and you can really dress them up or down.

Stephanie Ann said...

This is so cute. Thanks for sharing. Yours looks very pretty and looks very nice with the outfits you picked.

Anonymous said...

You look so lovely. Very nice with all the different outfits :)

Mrs. M.

SinginginHisName said...

thanks Ladies! I sure do love this sweater! Its my new wardrobe staple! I was so suprised it worked with many of the skirts and dresses in my wardrobe as I had only seen people wear them with pants. But I love it with a skirt too! :)

Allison said...

What a great idea! Yours turned out lovely!

Looks like ya'll had so much fun at Longwood Gardens!


Zoe said...

I really like that! So pretty!

Ashleigh said...

Hi Rebecca!

I love thrift shopping too! You can find so many cute outfits for amazing prices!

I would LOVE to hear what you use for laundry detergent! There are just so many options out there and it can get really confusing! Replacing fabric softener with vinegar is a good idea, but how do you exactly use it? I'm just now learning about essential oils and would love to learn more information on the subject! How do you use essential oils in the laundry? I'm thinking about incorporating essential oils into homemade cleaning products as well.

Sorry for all of the questions! I always love to hear from you, and it is so nice to know other girls who have similar passions in life.

Hope you have a blessed day!

Shey said...

I like how that cardigan looks on you, it's very flattering and beautiful, I have never tried anything asymetrical like that, I think mainly because I'm thick and it would be too much fabric overwhelming my wide hips, it looks really good on you. =D