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!

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  • Reply May 29, 2011


    cute! I love my silhouette!
    you did a great job,

  • Reply June 10, 2011


    Love how your sweater turned out Bev. I am dying to try this project…

  • Reply September 9, 2011


    I love this and just featured it on my “13 Sweater Re-fashions”. Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply February 9, 2012


    Love it. I have a bright pink sweater (might be the same one) that i need to add something too. what color, designs do you recommend? if possible, email me the silhouette file. Like those swirls.

  • Reply February 21, 2012


    Very cute…how does the transfer do on this kind of stretchy fabric?

  • Reply March 1, 2013


    That is so cute, adorable, doable. sweet, can hardly wait to try it. Adding the fabric flowers made it even more wonderful. A very versatile project.
    I have a brown cardigan I’ve had for years and would love to make it look more wearable. It’s pretty dull. You make it look so easy, guess I’ll have to email you for the file as I don’t have one of those fancy silhouettes. That would be much appreciated. It always makes me wonder how you gals come up with the incredible ideas. That’s why you have a blog and I don’t .
    You’ve redone your blog header and all, looks so different than when I used to receive your posts before I had to change providers months ago. Lost many of the blogs I used to subscribe to. Hope all is well with you and your family. My new email address is: FurryKidzPaperworx@gmail. com
    Happy Weekend Bev

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