At this time of year I always do a little stock take in my wardrobe. The spring/summer dresses and skirts are packed off to the back of Narnia, and they make room for tweed, cardigans and winter woollies. This year, I have decided to add some handmade accessories to jazz things up a little, paying special attention to my cardigans as I wear them a lot! Pinterest has been a great source of inspiration for me, and I'd love to share a few of my favourite makeovers with you. Now, I love wearing cardigans. But sometimes they look a little forlorn, like they need a little bit of sparkle or a dash of colour to cheer them up a bit. These are a few of the beauties I have discovered and bookmarked over time, and which are firm favourites on my 'To Do List'!
A PRETTY VINTAGE BOW by the lovely Mrs. B...I think a little Liberty print fabric and I'll be on my way!
Sometimes those woollies just cry out for a fairy godmother to turn their little pumpkin faces into peachy perfect loveliness! A little change is always good, right? How about adding a ruffle? I found this very easy to follow TUTORIAL for adding a rather fetching ruffle...all you need is a little time, fabric, needle and thread. How hard can it be?
I think adding embellishments to a much loved cardigan is a super way of giving it a new lease of life. This BEAUTY is by far my favourite cardi makeover to date! So pretty! Perhaps a little more labour intensive, but definitely worth the effort!
Now, if there is one thing that makes my heart go giddy-up, it's lace, lace, oh yes...lace! I think it embodies femininity and girliness, and if I can add it to a cardigan I will, I will! How sweet are the pockets on the ANTIQUE LACE CARDIGAN REMAKE?
Hearts...one can NEVER go wrong with a little 'heartfelt' hearty touch to most things! And elbow patches on a favourite cardi or sweater...oh yes! JUST LOOK AT THIS!
Adding some floral to touches is a brilliant way to lift the look of , well, just about anything! I love this one by THE SISTERS FOUR.
I face a slight dilemma now... Where does one start with such wonderful, inspiring tutorials and ideas? Hmmm...I think it's time to get the cardies out and have a play! Have you been tickled by these? I would love to hear from you if you feel you might have a go, or perhaps you've done something like this already? Do share!