Pretty, pretty lace and bead sweater embellishment
I am always on the lookout for cute crewneck cardigans, classy and classic in nice colors and fibers. And, a great fit is important, too. I like to find them at Goodwill and such partly just because they're good basics that can be made over into cute embellished looks! I love the contrast of a classic style with a funky new twist. So when I found this BP Nordstrom cardigan at Goodwill in a color I wasn't super excited about, I knew it would be a good candidate for a makeover!
I actually wore it once without any embellishment, but dressed it up with a statement necklace and thought I looked okay. But once I had some time, I pulled out the trim drawer and looked around. I found some very wide burgundy lace that I cut into a square shape. I gathered the center of it to make it into a bow, and sewed it on by hand to the front of the sweater. I went all the way around the lace to sew it all down, letting the gathers take the shape they wanted.
I also had some little maroon iridescent seed beads that I sewed onto the center of the bow!
Look up close and you can see the faint sparkle of the tiny beads...
It was super easy and fun, and now I have a more interesting cardigan!