Sunday, September 19, 2010

Sweater transformation: big ruching

I have to admit, I love ruching (a French term that means gathering, ruffling or pleating in a zig zag fashion, instead of straight-stitch gathering).

I found this white long-sleeved sweater on Old Navy's clearance rack for $2.50...

The sleeves were too long and I wanted to make it much more feminine...

So after cutting off the sweater sleeves, finishing them off with a zig-zag stitch, cutting up a TJ Maxx clearance cream-opaque polyester robe, and adding ruching embellishments to the white sweater, I created this:




I like how it turned out. It feels very feminine.

It made a cute outfit for church Sunday.


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6 comments:

  1. looking at all your creations makes me think i'm a one-hit wonder. i always do the same stuff. yet you come up with DIFFERENT techniques and different patters/ideas for almost every projects.

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  2. Um, as a non-sewist, I had no idea what ruching was. I now realize I love ruching! This is super adorable. Lady, you have mad skillz!

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  3. Oh this is exquisite!
    (Visiting from tearose)

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  4. Your top turned out very lovely! Thank you for sharing.

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  5. That's really awesome!! I love all the ruffles/ruching!

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  6. Great job on your re-fashion. It came out awesome. Thanks for linking up to Sew Fabulous Friday! I can't wait to see what you come up with next.

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