It's Fashion Week in New York and I have promised fashion inspired blog posts. Well...here you go! I love to see what the big designers put out on the runway and then try to decide the way I want to interpret their trends and how I want to wear them. You can decide the degree you want to embrace the trend or look and rock it in your own way! What runway trends or items do you love this fall season? Do you integrate runway trends or looks into your everyday attire? I enjoy trying to stay up with the trends, but sometimes (well most times) my pocket book won't allow all new wardrobes for each new season. So I watch what comes out, I buy a few key pieces and then I go back to my closet to see what I can make into something new. This has actually become one of my favorite things to do. To re-work a previously worn item into something new. It is so fun! So in the runway spirit here is an idea of how to re-invent an old sweater into something that goes with this fall's trends. I have seen many bulky sweaters in this seasons lines, I however choose to wear them in a little different way. I like the idea of using an old bulky, sweater re-made into a shoulder covering shawl. They are warm for the cool season, a more modern take on the old school bulky sweater and on trend. Here is what I did with an old sweater I found in my closet. I am not wearing the sweater currently as is, but could see myself wearing it as a shoulder shawl. Here is what I did...
Inspiration: Oscar De La Renta, Fall Fashion Week, from Harper's Bazaar.
|If you want to view more of this season's runway looks here's a link to Harper's Bazaar Granny Chic Look|
|I made a "Granny inspired" fabric rosette flower with big gem button in center for embellishment. I think it gives it that extra "Granny-chic" look.|
How I did it:
|This is what I started with. It was a long wool sweater I got from VS a long time ago. It has hung in my closet lonely for years!|
|This was the back. I took the tie off and used it to make the bow pin embellishment.|
|I used the rotary cutter, ruler and mat to cut the sleeves off, which I then made into arm warmers or boot socks, they could be worn either way.|
|This is a sleeve cut off. Then I turned the unfinished end in and stitched it down.|
|Then I cut it straight across just under the armpit/sleeve area as show.|
|Then I sewed the two ends together, letting the already finished edge be the one hanging down.|
|Then I sewed the two ends together to make a tube. (Put right sides together so the seam was on inside.)|