Swirly Sweater Refashion

I have been wanting to do a sweater refashion for a while – and when I saw Ellie G’s over at Less Cake More Frosting – I knew the direction I wanted to go!

I love the swirls she painted on – I think they’re just darling.
And so is she – how cute is this picture!!!

Here’s my version!

I got out my flocked heat transfer from Silhouette and got to swirling!
I started with a Target cardigan – which I got all excited about and didn’t take a before picture of.
I snagged one for you from Target with a perky model in it.

I cut out my swirls with my Silhouette – but I tried to make them fairly simple swirls for you.
If you like the design but don’t have a Silhouette, you could buy the heat transfer material and cut them out by hand, or you could paint them on with a freezer paper stencil like Ellie G!
Email me and I’ll send you either the image file or the Silhouette file. ;)

I used the white flocked transfer material and ironed on my swirls first –

I changed out the buttons so they were a combination of white, black and gray.

I made a few fabric flowers too – one from chiffon, one from lace, one from ribbon and one from fabric.
I wanted some contrast in the flower styles and fabrics.

That’s it!! Such an easy refashion but I love the way it turned out!

And a picture so you can see it on . . .
Which is the best of 50 pictures I took of myself.
Obviously I need more practice. ;)

I’ve updated this with clearer pictures – that one is awful. ;)

I hope you like it!!

Don’t forget the Silhouette deal is still going on – now through the May 25th!

1 Silhouette SD
1 package white flocked heat transfer material
1 package teal smooth heat transfer material
1 package dark pink smooth heat transfer
All for $219!

 That’s a $125 savings!
Click here for the deal!

All the transfer material is 25% off too  – so you can pick up a roll if you’d like to cut out your own swirls if you don’t have a machine.
Use the code FLAMINGO at checkout for your discount!

I’m linking to Sunday Scoop, Today’s Creative Blog, Met Monday, Skip to my Lou, Tutorials & Tips Tuesday
and the other fabulous parties on the sidebar – make sure you check them out!


  • Reply May 19, 2011


    how smart..Wonderful :)

  • Reply May 19, 2011

    Jennie Larsen

    Holy CUTENESS… You need to check out my post that is up right now… so I can feature this, its perfect! Great job! winks- jen

  • Oooo I love it. Sophisticated with a touch of eclectic. Wish you(or I) didn’t live so far away :(

  • This is so super cute! I have a bijillion cardies from Target! :) …and I almost bought one the other day that was embellished in a similar way. You’ve inspired me. :)

  • Reply May 19, 2011


    LOVE IT:) looks greeeeat!

  • Reply May 19, 2011


    Very very excellent! You look so cute in it too!!!!

  • Reply May 19, 2011


    it looks gorgeous! i’m so craving a silhouette is not even funny ;)

  • Its fabulous! I love the addition of the rosettes. It dresses it up quite a bit. And you look lovely as always!! :)

  • Gor-geous! And my colors too! OK it’ll arrive ?? Fantastic transformation Bev and thanks for linking it up!!

  • Reply May 19, 2011


    I LOVE it Bev!! I was swooning of Lara’s sweater upcycle too… LOVE that you used the flocked heat transfer vinyl! Love that stuff. But my favorite part is those flowers. Genius!

  • Reply May 19, 2011

    Ellie G

    Bev! Thank you so much for the sweet shout out! I LOVE the use of the flocked transfer stuff. And the flowers too. they’re so 3-D! Grey is one of my favorite colors as well. We will both be super cool in our sweaters. And since it was only 40 degrees today here…I needed it! Boo! :)

  • Reply May 20, 2011


    Love love love it!! Thanks for posting. So far I’ve only used my silhouette for scrapbooking and vinyl word art – this gives me another great idea.

  • Reply May 20, 2011

    Katy Lunsford

    Very nice Bev!

  • Reply May 21, 2011


    Would luv for our readers to follow this tutorial.
    Please add this to our linking party.

  • Reply May 21, 2011


    This is super cute!!!

  • Reply May 21, 2011


    This turned out so cute Bev! i love that you added the 3-D embellishments!

  • Hey Bev, Just wanted to let you know I featured this as part of my “BFF Link Party Wrap Up”. Feel free to grab a featured button from my sidebar and thanks again for linking up!

  • How adorable. I’m so impressed that you created this.

    Warmly, Michelle

  • Reply May 24, 2011


    This is PERFECT for those small spots I want to cover up on some tshirts. Could you send me the image file? I don’t have a Silhouette. Thank you so much for sharing!

  • Reply May 25, 2011


    Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday – I featured you today!
    – Mandy, http://www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

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