Christina’s NDAD Creation

Nov 10, 2012 | 10 Comments

When I saw Christina’s piece, it brought me back to days when I used to have ballet class multiple times a week.  You’ll see what I mean after the jump!

I’ve loved your blog since I was introduced to it through Yahoo, and have been a faithful follower since that fateful and glorious day.  I’ve redone a lot of things, but never usually got good before pictures, until I finally figured out the best place to balance my camera (namely, on the flower box on our porch)!  Here’s my first properly documented project for you – I got this sweater from Goodwill for a couple of bucks, and I loved its cozy, baggy, sparkly essence, but wanted to jazz it up a bit.

New Dress A Day - DIY - Vintage Sweater

Christina’s Before Sweater

Time to see “All That Jazz” brought to the table by Christina!  (Yeah, yeah, I can’t avoid a good Chicago tie in.)

I wasn’t overly fond of the deep v-neck, and I put it on backwards once by accident, and fell in love.  From there, it was just a few hours of sewing on ribbons, which I did by hand…

New Dress A Day - Christina's After Sweater

Christina’s After Sweater

…a little bit of tucking in places, and tada!  I love the feeling of it, very much like a cover-up for ballet practice or something. 

New Dress A Day - Hello Back!

Hello, Back!

Thanks for the inspiration, Marisa!  You’re fabulous.”

You’re fabulous Christina!!  I have to say I always had the knit cover-ups that I wore in class to stay warm, and this would have been something I would have coveted.  It’s totally dance-apropos and reminds me of lacing up my point shoes with ribbon around the ankles!

I’m so glad you shared this with us, Christina!  I also love how you’re in fifth position in the last photo too!!  Can’t wait to see the next piece, now that you’ve got a clutch spot for your camera!

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