Wednesday, May 05, 2010

refashioned flower vest


According to one of my favorite daily reads- whowhatwear.com -3D flowers are all the rage this spring (though I could have told you that!) Everything from applique flowers to raised rosets on shirts, skirts and accessories- dimensional florals are everywhere. Inspired by this trend report, I decided to create yet another tutorial using (once again) the easy fabric rolled roses!


I decided to transform a jersey cardigan (I am obsessed with them and have a lots!) and this was one that I accidently washed in hot water and put in the dryer- sadly it shrunk- but I decided it would make a GREAT vest.


I started by cutting off the sleeves...


and the bottom to make a short vest.


Using the fabric from the sleeves and the and bottom, I created lots and lots of flowers.



I glued (with fabric glue) all of the roses on both edges of the vest.








28 comments:

lyric said...

love it love it love it!

Sharon said...

That is so cute, I thought the flowers would make it too heavy. But it doesn't look floppy/heavy at all. Glad you modeled it. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

You amaze me alisa, your brain is always creating and I love it. Keep it coming, love you blog and on line classes. Peggy

Kathryn Hansen said...

i like that vest!! very nice!

whyducks said...

lovely

Nicole Maki said...

How beautiful!

I was mourning the shrinking of my favorite turquoise cardigan just this morning... maybe I'll try this so it can live again.

You're always so inspiring!

MitziMakes said...

Thats gorgeous!

juliet said...

you are so creative! is there anything you don't do?

love the vest. and i happen to have a turquoise thing that would allow me to do this! yay!

Lori said...

Good gosh! I swear I am never giving another tee shirt of any shape or size to goodwill. I can't believe all that can be done. This is simply beautiful and so creative. nice job.

Molly said...

super cute. My sister would LOVE this (so, I am emailing her the link

Heather said...

I too am a daily reader of WWWD! I can't get enough of it:-) I also have that exact same cardigan in a different color...haven't shrunk it yet, but I might have to so I don't feel guilty about cutting it up and making this adorable vest!

Cynthia Eloise said...

cool!! what a great idea and you recycled.

electricfingerprints said...

this is super cute!
love that idea, so much!

-- Maya

Mary said...

You are soooo creative! Amazing!

Kristin Ann said...

This is so cute! I love the fabric flower craze!

Erin Butson said...

unbelieveably cute. I can't believe you made that! can i borrow your brain?

delphine said...

whaou I love it!!

Butterfly Works said...

This is unbelievable....love it love it....something I would definitely would buy now thanks to you I will try to do one myself...
Thank you for sharing all your creative ideas....

rachel awes said...

this flower vest
is heart meltalicious!
LOVE.

pascale said...

What a very good idea !!!!

Lottie said...

Classically stunning

angeljoy said...

I wonder how jersey would color? Would fabric paint work? I can see those flowers in a myriad of color combos!!

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

I LOVE this. I've gone flower crazy so anything I see ( saw this on oneprettything) definitely gets my attention. Can't wait to try my hand at this. Thanks for the tutorial!

Robin said...

I love how simple this tutorial is. What a great refashion

Tausha said...

This is darling! I just found a vest like the one you cut yours up to make (minus the flowers) for $7 at Ross. I am so doing this! Thanks for the fabulous tutorial!! love it! Can't wait to see what other goodness is on your blog!! Please, stop by sometime and say Hi!!

Dylan said...

did you use fabric glue or hot glue to make the actual flowers? Sorry to ask ,I tried to use fabric glue but the rosettes wouldn't hold together. Thank you:)

Julie said...

This is great! I've done a few similar projects! I am hosting Flower Week on my blog. I hope you'll consider linking this! singingthreelittlebirds.blogspot.com

Jo Reimer said...

a vest nearly like yours but with fewer, smaller flowers is at my local dress shop for $94. Uncanny! And you made yours long before they put theirs on display. Go Alisha.

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