Thursday, 22 October 2009

Its All About Me {Lets Swap and Party!}


I am joining the Natasha's, Its All About Me {Lets Swap and Party!}. Natasha really is the Queen of hosting fabulous and innovative blog events.

I can't believe I don't have a before photo of my 'swap'. Could have sworn I took one but can't find it. You will just have to use your imagination for the 'before' bit...

So imagine one plain unadorned grey twin set - a cardigan and sleeveless top, which I chopped (cardigan only) and transformed into.......

this!!!!

TAAAAA DAAAAA!!!!

strange off centre photo of me was taken by me using timer!

I only ever revamp clothing to sell in my webstore so decided I would do something for myself. I am thrilled with the result, its very soft and pretty!


I showed you the trim that I have used in a few posts back.



I cut out the flowers on the trim and appliqued them around the neck. Didn't carry it to the back of the neck as my hair covers it and I was too lazy!!


Sleeve detail....


Front detail....


Back detail....


Pretty!!!

Thanks so much Natasha for yet another inspirational blog event!

Be sure to go and check out what everyone else has done.

Take Care
Rachael


p.s. I might sell it...... LOL

43 comments:

Natasha Burns said...

Yay Rachael! Your twinset is gorgeous! About time you did one for yourself!! I bet you'll love wearing it. Thanks so much for joining in, I'm so glad you did!

Gerry said...

Rachael, love what you did to your sweater/ I can quite tell what you used for the cuff and bottom edge. It looks a little like lace.
Isn't Natasha's 'challenge' a great idea? We would have never taken time otherwise. I join your Following.

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Hi, Rachel! How pretty! you and the outfit! ♥ When I grow up, I want to learn how to sew. ☺

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

RACHEL, you are just darling!! Look at you girl! I love the twinset! The details you added are so perfect and it looks fab on you sweetie!! Great job :)
Love you!
Amy

Lori said...

Rachael, that is SO beautiful!!! it looks SO darn cute on you too...keep it for yourself:)

Angela Harris said...

Super Cute sweater!! You look so cute in it!
Thanks so much for coming by my blog to see what I'm doing with Operation Christmas Child :)
~Angela Harris

Elyse said...

wow! how cool is this?! so happy that this party lead me to you/your blog. very cool!

xo
elyse

Cola's Cottage said...

Hi Rachael! Your top is lovely! I hope you keep it, it is very pretty on you. You deserve it and when you wear it and are complimented you can remember that you did something special for yourself!

Hugs ~ Nichole

She'sSewPretty said...

That turned out so pretty Rachael! I love the lace you used!

Fete et Fleur said...

Oh My Gosh! You are absolutely adorable in this set. I really love what you did to it.

Hugs!
Nancy

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

Wow Rachael! That trim is just amazing. I'd be scared to death to chop it off! Such talent. Lovely. It looks gorgeous on you...

Kitty

KarenHarveyCox said...

You did such a lovely job revamping this lovely twinset. You look so beautiful in it too, it really shows off your lovely figure. Natasha is brilliant and I am so glad that she gave each of us a reason to indulge.
Karen

Attic Charm said...

Rachael this is gorgeous, and it looks wonderful on you - don't sell it, wear it! What a perfect use for that gorgeous trim-
Laura

bluemuf said...

Rachael, that is so lovely. What a beautiful job you did. You must keep it as it look wonderful on you.

Hugs Karen

Pearl said...

Aren't you a Beautiful woman! And your twinset creation is just Darling! Such a blessing to be able to sew 'n create like that!
Hope you're enjoying the
swap as much as I am!
~ blessings ~
Pearl
please stop by for
a visit, and enter to
win one of my give~aways!

LiLi M. said...

Love your twinset and as always your sense of humor!

Connie said...

It's just beautiful, but then I have always loved every single thing you do, sugar!
xxo,
Connie

sweetscarlett said...

It looks fantastic, Rachael!
I normally do not like gray clothing but you have given it a new life and new personality, too!
Cheers,
Maggie

Marina Capano said...

Hi! so cute!!!

great job!


xoxo

Inn Country said...

Hi Rachael, it so beautiful I love what you have done. I will have to pop over and visit your website. thankyou for your lovely comments about my little dolly, isn't it funny that we don't ever do things for ourselves! Have a beautiful day Lisa

Kerryanne English said...

WOW Rachael - I love what you did with the twin set. That trim is gorgeous. Don't you even think about selling it - this one is for YOU!!
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Sandy Michelle said...

I LOVE it! I never altered clothing before. It looks great!

Sandy xox

Dogwood said...

Oh wow! You did a great job embellishing your sweater set. Fun. You will have lots of fun wearing that and bragging about it!

Jeanne said...

Your sweater set turned out great! You sound like me - I always forget to take the "before" pics.
xo
jeanne

Amy said...

wow great work!

Pearl Maple said...

Ohhhh that is so cute, fun and creative use of fabric, thanks for sharing the inspiration.

Marie Antionette said...

Its a beautiful jacket.I love it.You did a wonderful job.And you are very pretty wearing it.
XXOO Marie Antionette

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Look how pretty and adorable you look! The set is fabulous! You are so good at altered clothes. AGAIN, FABULOUS!

SharDon Exclusives said...

Now DON'T sell this one! Your work is so lovely & you must keep one for yourself. I know what it feels like to finally do something just to keep. Thank you for your sweet comment on my challenge piece. I enjoyed making it so much somehow I just had more freedom to indulge...lol
Sharon

MiniMadWoman said...

Rachael, you look gorgeous in your new sweater set! It's just beautiful and what detail!

Thanks for sharing and for visiting my blog and leaving your kind comments! I hope you didn't drool all over your keyboard! LOL!

Blessings,
Teresa

Rose Brier Studio said...

Rachael, What a lovely twin set. I love fabric added to sweaters and sweatshirts, it is always so surprising in a very good way.
~Marilee

The White Bench said...

Oh, you're sooo pretty, Rachel! Love your twin set, and the lace color is lovely too!
Monicax.

Great-Granny Grandma said...

Wow! That is beautiful.

Bejeweled said...

Oh, that is so wonderful soft and feminine and beautiful! And I just love the pink and grey color combo! You are so talented!!!

Thanks for your well wishes on my blog! It's always makes such a difference to know people are thinking positive thoughts for you!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Rachael, Oh my goodness, your twinset is gorgeous. You are so talented and this is an amazing redo. I love the soft colors of the pretty grey with the pinks. What a beautiful thing you did for you. I love it.

You look like a doll in it too. Wonderful picture of you!

Have a great week.
hugs, Celestina Marie

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Rachael,

How cute is that!? You did a great job...altering and embellishing is such fun.

If you haven't stopped by my place yet...please do!

Hugs,
Stephanie

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Looks great...Really girly oriental!

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

What an awesome idea!! I love the new look you created from this set!!
And how fun that you get to keep it!!
I had this awesome (at least to me) sweater that my dad bought back in the days of stirrup pants and long sweaters. I just loved that thing and wore it way past its deadline. Daddy passed away 5 years ago and I just couldn't part with it- This week I made some darling sweater pumpkins with it and they are so cute. Not something I can wear but they do look cute arund the house

daylily777 said...

Wow , that is so beautiful, You great in it also. Thanks for stopping by .8~)
~Myrna Lee

goldenbird said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. Your twinset is GORGEOUS, I love it. You are very talented!

barbara burkard said...

how wonderful!!! it is BEAUTIFUL!!!

Alison Gibbs said...

Rachael what a great makeover. Love it -so pretty
Alison

Jillian said...

Fabulous! I think it is such an artistic looking set to wear... great idea.