Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Felt Flower Garden Cardigan

I picked this Ann Taylor cardigan up at the thrift store the other day for $2. Really, it's kind of cute as is. But for some reason it was telling me that it wanted flowers on it - specifically big white flowers. Inanimate objects speak to me like this sometimes - although usually it's cookies yelling at me from the cupboard ("eat me, eat me!").

I used these free downloadable flower templates from the Purl Bee and some felted white wool fabric to make my flowers. I hand stitched my flowers in place with embroidery thread and added a little accent stitching as well. Really, a very simple embellishment and I managed to do all of the hand stitching in an evening. It's kind of a felt version of my favorite way to embellish a cardigan.

I love the little loopy flowers- now I'm trying to figure out what else I could use those for.


  1. That is very pretty and very anthropologie-esque. I LOVE it!!!

  2. How adorable is your sweater!! Love your flower embellishments!!

    RE: Previous post. You will love the book, DOWNTOWN CHIC by Robert and Cortney Novogratz. It's fun reading and full of ideas and decorating inpiration. They had a TV show last Fall(?) Really fun as they have 6 or 7 kids.

  3. Ooh this is so pretty! What a joyful cardigan for Spring. I think I'll link to this from my blog if you don't mind...

  4. Gorgeous redo as usual! You really are so talented! The loopy flower are pretty great aaaand I just saw someone in our local paper with a winter hat fashioned after a koala (wait for it). The koala's ears were made out of loopy-loops like your flowers.. super cute! Just another fun use for those!

  5. I'm really loving this! Well done :-)

  6. I love this idea! Beautiful!

  7. This is so beautiful!! I have to try this now, although I doubt I can make mine look as good as yours!

  8. Wow, that is such a beautiful refashion. I would like to invite you over to the newly launched refashion Co-op blog if you are looking for a new place to share your refashions;

    take care,

  9. This is beyond brilliant, ahhhhhhhhhhhh
    Following and adding you to my blogroll inmediately, yeahhhhhhhhhhhhh
    Have a fantastic weekend