Saturday, November 26, 2011

Guest Post: Two Tone Cardigan Tutorial from Stacie Grissom!

 I was so excited when Stacie emailed me asking if I'd like a guest post! I quickly checked out her blog and fell in love ;) She has so many whimsical projects it makes me giddy! So without further ado... Miss Stacie Grissom with her 2 tone cardigan transformation!

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Hello! My name is Stacie Grissom and I am so happy to be posting for Alyssa today on Live. Love. Craft. It is so nice to find a fellow crafter on the Internet and Alyssa is one of the sweetest. ;) During the day, I am a writer for Scarves.net where I write about everything from how to tie a scarf to DIY scarf projects. At night, I spend WAY too much time on Pinterest and work on my own craft blog, Stars for Streetlights. I am so excited to share my tutorial on how to make a two-tone cardigan!
Court Jester Cardigan
And here is the back of the finished product:
 
Court Jester Cardigan
For this project you need: 
-Two cardigans
-Sewing Machine (Not 100% necessary, you can always sew by hand- but it is SO much easier with a machine. :)
-Double fold bias tape 
-Straight pins
Step 1: First you need to take your two cardigans and cut them both down the middle. The coolest thing about this project besides the fact that you create a funky little sweater is that you get TWO of them! I gave the twin of my sweater to my friend Emily. Perfect gift. ;)
Court Jester Cardigan
(I got my sweaters from Target. You can always wait for the sweaters to go on clearance, you just need to make sure that you have 2 of the same cardigan so that they match up.)
Step 2: After you have cut your two cardigans apart, you need to hold them together and pin the bias tape open over the seam of the two cardigans. Then you stitch the two sweaters together on that seam. 
Court Jester Cardigan
Step 3: Next you need to fold the bias tape over the seam and pin it into place. Then stitch that side together and you have your funky cardigan! :) Court Jester Cardigan
Voila!
Court Jester Cardigan
And if you have a dress form, you can totally dress it up in different outfits. Hehe. :)
I want to thank Alyssa for letting me post today! Be sure to also check out Scarves.net's 37 Ways to Tie Scarves-- I love, love, love working there. What girl wouldn't love looking at scarves all day! *le sigh. :) 

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Thank you so much Stacie! I love it and I'm definitely going to give it a try!

4 comments:

Serenity said...

It's VERY unique but cute! :)

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Stacie Grissom said...

Ahh! Thanks Alyssa!! :D

Michele P said...

Such a clever idea! I hope you don't mind if I post your two tone sweater on my blog
http://sewinspirations.blogspot.com/
Michele P