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Hello! I'm Suzannah, a serious DIYer. Follow along with my DIY fixer upper house renovation, sewing and crafty projects, real food recipes, and de-stressing goals. I'm a recovering former vegan and vegetarian, now healing with a nutrient-dense mostly Paleo diet, and love at-home CrossFit and yoga workouts. I'm also the author of DIY Wardrobe Makeovers!

First baby expected April 2018!

Step-by-step for the leaf sweater makeover

So glad you all liked my cardigan makeover yesterday!  It is so fun to do over an old sweater and turn it into something I can actually wear.

Thought I'd show you the steps I went through to re-do it.  Before:
It was too big, so I took a big chunk out of the back:
I also took in the sides at the side seams.  For tips on how to do this, check out my how-to-take-in-a-sweater tutorial.

I used the center back piece to cut into leaf shapes!
I sewed them on and stitched down the centers of the leaves like veins, as well as added some X's at the tops to keep them in place.  I mixed it up using leaves from both the center of the sweater and the ribbing!
Read more here!

5 comments

  1. What a beautiful result!
    Kathy

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  2. It turned out absolutely adorable! I'll be back to check out your other projects.

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  3. btw, congrats on being in Carly's Chic Steal's links of the week.
    xx

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  4. Love it, and I love your new bangs too!

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  5. Great Suzannah! you continue to be an inspiration. Thank you and have a very Happy Holiday.

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