Friday, March 9, 2012

Two-Minute Refashion

I don’t know if this technically qualifies as a refashion.  It’s more of a fix, or an alteration.  Semantics, schemantics. 

The point is, it took me literally two-minutes to turn this Ann Taylor wool sweater (thrifted for $2.50) from crazy to plain.  And plain is just how I like my clothes.

crazy bow sweater refashion

I’m pretty sure this sweater was brand new.  And I’m pretty sure the lady that donated it did so because she thought those bows were as hideous as I did.  And I’m also pretty sure you can tell that my daughter took this photo based on the weird angle. 

But this sweater is so soft.  And those pearl-esque buttons are so cute.  And those pockets, well, I’m just totally in love with those pockets.

So I took this baby to the thrify fitting room and took a closer look.  And what was standing in the way of taking this sweater down to my plain-jane level of clothing comfort?  Three tiny threads per bow.

crazy bow sweater refashion

Thus, with a pair of sharp scissors and a steady hand, the two-minute refashion…fix…alteration…whathaveyou.

crazy bow sweater refashion

So much better.

What do you think?  Did you like the crazy bows?  Would you have left a few of them on?  Or are you a plain-jane gal like me? 

Happy refashioning, DIY’ers!



  1. The after is much better. Those bows were out of control!

  2. That re-fashion is super sweet. Waaaaaaaaaaaay better without the bows! Woohoo!

  3. =they sold that sweater when I worked there! I always thought it was hideous

    1. That's hilarious! I'm sure some old ladies probably really liked it. :)

  4. you did an awesome job it now!! never would have thought to take off the bows.

  5. Much better without the bows

  6. sad life. i LOVE bows. i guess i might have taken only a few off, if i DID wanted to remove them.


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