Jan 14, 2011

DIY Vintage Inspired Cardigan

There is always some article of clothing that I dream of that I can never find in stores. A Peter Pan collared sweater is on the top of my list. So I took matters into my own hands!
 You'll Need:
Thread that matches the lace
Glue gun
1. Cut each end of trim at a 45 degree angle, the left side of the trim with the point of the angle on the left, and the right side of the trim with the point of the angle on the right. Then line up your trim around the neckline and to the front where you want it.
 2. Take your hot glue gun and tack down your trim both in the front and in the back
 3. Next take your lace and cut two, two inch long pieces. Fold each piece like and accordian and then using your string wrap the string around the center of the bunch.
 4. You should now have two bows that look like this.
 5. Take your two bows and glue them on to the back of each sleeve.
 5. Prance around the house in your new peter pan collared sweater singing, "I Can Fly". Okay so this is optional but I promise it will make you feel better.
Enjoy guys! I'd love to see any finished products that you make!


  1. This is a really cute and easy project. Thanks!

  2. That is such a cute DIY idea! Thanks for posting it.

  3. love the little bows on the sleeves :) cute!

  4. very creative! the bows are so cute :)

  5. That is awesome. I love your tutorials, they are easy to understand, and I think I can totally make that.
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  6. This is really inspirational! I need to stop being so sheepish when it comes to DIY! PS- I commented back on my blog saying we could conjure up some cute labels if you wish!

  7. How cute! Love the bows on the sleeves :)

  8. It's lovely! :)
    have a nice weekend!!

  9. Way cute, I love it! Thanks for sharing it..i can't wait to try! :)