Tuesday, September 1, 2009

My Creative Space - Black Jumper

Some more refashioning this week. The jumper I started with is different from last week's project as the wool is machine washable. Learning from previous lessons, I bought this one knowing that it could not be felted!

Here's what I did:
- chopped off the arms
- cut across the top just underneath the V collar
- took it in at the sides
- overlocked around the neckline
- took in the sleeves and reattached them (next time I will cut the armholes in a bit as the sleeves don't sit well on my shoulders)

I wanted it to be a bit longer and the sleeves were too short, so I cut up a woollen skirt I had also bought at the Op Shop (forgot to take a photo) and added about 12cm to the body length and sleeves.

Then I sewed random reverse darts on the front, back and sleeves. And that's it.



Grab a cuppa and see what creativeness is happening out there at Kootoyoo.....

34 comments:

clare's craftroom said...

Great work with the jumper . Amazing kids just looove boxes !

CurlyPops said...

Another fabulous transformation. The reverse darts give it great texture and interest.

handmaiden said...

Fabulous work Nikki, very inspiring

Amanda said...

I absolutely love it!! Great job..and what a precious cutie pie!!!

Tammy James said...

Oh it looks great Nikki! I had the same problem with the top I did for my daughter with the sleeves/shoulders.

Maria Rose said...

So creative. I love that you just go for it when you're working on a project!

Pippi creates said...

From kinda dowdy to super cool. I like the reverse darts. I assume they have exposed seams? Looks great.

Michelle said...

Brilliant! You've done a wonderful job on it!

elk said...

oh the seams running diagonal really gives it a modern feel...cute box sitter!

Selina said...

very cool Nikki, I really like it.

oh, and that's one cute kid you've got there!!

Bianca Jae Makes Stuff said...

Girl, you are so clever! Great work xox

Kirsty said...

Love this one Nikki. You've done a great job.

m.e (Cathie) said...

ooohh, I like! great job :)

kellie said...

Just wonderful ~ I wouldn't have known what they were called but I really like the "reverse darts" detail.

Kate said...

LOVE it! You must feel pretty pleased with the wonderful way it has turned out.

Tania said...

Hey Lady! You are SERIOUSLY good at this refashioning bizzo. And so have the hang of that reverse dartery...

june at noon said...

Very clever! My kids think boxes are for sitting in too! (And perhaps they are.)

Kylie said...

Wow! That looks amazing! Seriously fabulous refashioning there! :) K

Leonie Guld said...

Hmmm I wonder what will come out of your summer collection!!

daws said...

tre cool! I see what you mean about the shoulders but it's damn good all the same.

Teresa p said...

This looks great! I really like the reverse darts.

Gina said...

She has the bug! Another amazing job Nikster. There's a bit of a saying in the medical world about procedures: 'see one, do one, teach one'. That's just what you've done. Brilliant.

Sandrine said...

Oh Nikki it is a fabulous job again!I think you have caught the virus!!;)But it is a great virus;)Well done and How cute a baby in a box!

dillpickle said...

Impressive! Looks like you're well and truly up and running now :-)

Kids and cats. Both love sitting in boxes. Highly amusing ;-)

becclebee said...

i am so inspired - it looks fabulous! well done...

Sherrin said...

Looks great! I am yet to try refashioning a jumper. Must get to the oppy to get a jumper to try. Yours is ace! :o)

yardage girl said...

Hello! The jumper looks amazing - "just like a bought one"!! Great work. Very cute kid too. Have a great week!

Woollywotnots said...

Another amazing and fantastic transformation. You are brilliant! I love the idea for the fabric boxes too!!!! :-)

Alison said...

That is a lovely jumper, you did a great job on it. I only wear black so I always try to make each thing that little bit different, your random darts you added look really good.

Lucette said...

This is just fabulous, and the random reverse darts add so much interest. Gives me incentive to chopup and transform a pullover I have. thanks

Anita Meade said...

So clever Nikki. You have such great vision when it comes to refashioning. The reverse darts look awesome. Well done. Anita.xx

Treacle Beak said...

Another magic jumper conversion, you clever girl, you. I think I want one of those fabric boxes if that's what they come filled with. Maybe I could have a matching pair??

MissyP said...

Sensational jumper Nikki. Hope you get lots of wear from it.

Julianne {chasingsnails} said...

This jumper has to be, without a doubt, the coolest of cool refashioning I have ever seen.

I am in love with your jumper.

I want to steal it.