In my recent thrifting, I came across a few really jazzy, vintage, grandpa-style cardigans. This one was one of my favorites just because of the shade of blue it was! (I’m liking the new red hair/light blue color combo!) The only thing was that there were some gross markings on the sleeve.
See? Gross, right?
The beauty of this piece is that it CAN be salvaged!! And it was salvaged while I was flying back to LA, plane-style!
The necessary ingredients to make this sweater work??
Suede patches and matching thread! We’re going to hide the markings to make the piece look vintage-chic!
I took each patch and pinned it in place on the arms, hiding the markings.
Once they were pinned, I began to hand stitch them in place…
…going under then over, and under and over, until I made my way around the entire patch! I snagged these patches, holes already in them, in the garment district for just a few bucks.
Post stitching, my sweater was looking a little like this!
I love the blue/tan combo, and I love how comfortable it is!! Ooh, and the markings have vanished! What up, David Blaine. Take that for an illusion.
I’m going to be wearing this EVERYWHERE, ps. I’m not even joking.
It’s one of those pieces that can be tossed on a vintage blouse (like above) or with a cute blouse and skinny jeans! Please be advised that you will definitely be seeing this again…
PS, getting ready for a little stop over at Sonoran Living tomorrow morning at 9am, for all my AZ readers. You just might see this piece live and in action!