I am not a "pink" person.
I went through a very short phase- of trying to wear pink, when I realized I was destined to be a mother of all boys! But it was short lived.
I realized - I like blue! I honestly do!
But after evaluating my wardrobe- I realized I did need more CORAL in my life. (look how amazing coral looks with blue and brown?? Kristina is so cute!)
I have a lot of blue.
I have a ton of turquoise.
I have too much black. ( I have actually banned myself from buying any more black in 2014)
I have a bunch of grey...
Coral is a happy color that looks smashing with all the colors I already own.
Kristina posted a cute idea for a sweater: upcycle.
You can click HERE to read her tutorial.
So when I found this XL sweater from Christopher Banks at my local Thrift ... I thought I could do something simple with it- to tailor it to my size. (Sorry about the goofy face- but this is how I feel when taking pictures of myself- GOOFY.)
Then I found Kristina's idea to embellish a sweater- and I am sooo tempted to add these flowers.
I think they are so cute!
My only concern is.... is this fad already one foot out the door?
I am looking for more classic styles- that never go out of fashion.
I figured, I would work on the resizing and see if I even have any fabric available to add these embellishments. That might have to be the deciding factor.
I used a zig-zag stitch to resize the sides and arms to fit me.
I love it!and I am going to skip the flower embellishments. I don't have enough sweater scraps and I like how simple and classic this sweater is. I know it will be a new favorite staple in my wardrobe.
After last weeks- failure, it was nice to have something wear-able!