I absolutely loved this copycat by Jessi. I'm a cardigan girl and with fall right around the corner, this piece is something that we all can make for ourselves just in time for the crisper temperatures to appear. Here's Jessi's piece...
I stumbled across your blog a few months back and have been hooked ever since. I am an avid garage sale/thrift store junkie myself so I love seeing all the inspiration. I was reading my Glamour magazine a few months back and saw this picture of an Anna Sui cardigan. I love the new trend of animals on clothing, but can't spend $99 on a sweater so I took it upon myself to recreate.
I had this cardigan in my closet. I bought it a few years ago at Target and it has a hole in the front that a strategically placed owl will cover.
Let's see how Jessi's owl cardi turns out!
I found some pink felt (since I loved the pink/navy blue combo), got out my jewels ,and raided my mother-in-law's collection. Once I laid out the pattern, I used a rhinestone glue to set the gems and charms in place. Once they dried, I went back and sewed them down with translucent thread.
I cut out the silhouette and glued it on the cardigan using washable fabric glue.
After the glue dried, I went back and used a silver metallic thread to add a border. Ta-Da!
I love it and it didn't cost me anything! Thanks so much for the inspiration!
This is SO FAB, Jessi! I am loving this and need to add this to my to-do list for fall. The pink/navy combo is one of my favorites and this looks even better than the Anna Sui version. Take that, $99!!