Archive for January 2011
Thursday, January 27, 2011
I had a vintage cashmere sweater that went perfect with the patches from this trifted jacket, both things were $1.50 so the total cost to make my sweater was $3 bucks. ^_^
Start by taking off the elbow patches from an old blazer (preferably many sizes smaller so it won't break your heart to tear it apart).
Try the sweater on and place the patches at elbow level, I drew the outline with chalk on top of my sweater so I knew where it would go exactly. I couldn't take a picture of that step but you want to make sure those patches are in the right place.
After the patches were in place I stitched them so that they would not move when sewing them.
This is how it looked on the reverse when I was done stitching.
The hard part was finding a way to sewthe patches in place through the neck hole, I'm glad I stitched everything in place instead of pinning it. If you don't have a sewing machine you can sew by hand.
Voila! Your new (vintage) version of the Zara elbow patched sweater!