DIY polka dot sweater

2.15.2011
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(lanvin wayshiner sunglasses, brixton hat, vintage feather pin, madewell shorts, levi’s belt (seen here), jeffrey campbell wedges)

Polka dots!!! To me it’s a pattern that reads both quirky and classic. They’re fun and youthful, and I can’t help but add it to my wardrobe every now and then… I also love when designers use it in their collections in unexpected ways. I recently saw the Marc Jacobs Fall ’11 Collection and polka dots were everywhere!!! From layered leather cutouts to sheer tights… quite lovely!! And Comme des Garcons always seems to reinvent them in innovative ways...

This project was actually inspired by my H&M polka dot sweater that was on heavy rotation last fall… and I still adore it!!! I used a pretty simple felting technique that can be used for future DIY’s…

Just as a heads up… below are links to find some of the materials:

1) felting needle tool (here)
2) wool roving (here)

18 comments:

Kaleido Mind said...

wow--genius!

Anonymous said...

this is sooo cute!! xoxo

Kathleen Carla. said...

you are one of my FAVE DIY fashion bloggers Aimee!! you need to like open up your own line of clothing, I'll def be your first customer ;). I love this polka dot sweater idea! I saw one just like that at H&M, it's beautiful your creation! keep it up girl :).

<3, Kathleen.

chocandcinnamon said...

I wish I had your hability for DIY, I love all of them :)
xx

H-S said...

crazyyy... i love you ;D

Anisa said...

WOW, I love this! And it looks totally doable, my and DIY projects never seem to get along too well....CURSES! I love all your projects, gimme gimme gimme! Heh, new follower :) can't wait to see what else you'll come up with!

xxAnisa

Sue said...

I love your blog! One of my favorite DIY blogs of all time :]

C & M said...

I've been looking through a lot of your blog now, and I must say; your blog is really inspiring! I love the photos, and the DIY project are really amazing! I will follow your blog for sure :)
This blog really made my day!<3
xx M
http://spliffedcookies.blogspot.com/

calla said...

hi aimee!

yes, artbag is a hidden treasure! thanks for the info, btw. i went to f21 today and bought a pair of cotton stretch pants (leggings, basically.) instead of buying a size xs/p, i went for a medium so that it won't stretch much when i slip em on. my plan is to cut them to the length i want and actually HAND SEW the trim. i'm gona do fringe instead of lace. i'll send ya a link to my blog post when it's done!

thanks again! will be watching your blog :)

xoxo
calla

www.SHINYUPSIDEDOWNCROSSES.BLOGSPOT.com

Fabienne said...

I'm totally in love with your blog. And your DIY projects are awesome! Definately following your blog! :)

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Joey said...

Whoa, what a great idea! I've just discovered your blog and scrolled through several pages and I really like your DIY ideas. I love, love the lace shorts idea. Definitely following you for inspiration. Thanks for all these wonderful DIY posts!

Squeeze the Pug said...

This is very creative. You're very talented and I like you DIY ideas.

I would be so happy if you would drop by my page =P

Squeeze The Pug
www.pehsun.blogspot.com

Nancy said...

Awesome idea :D never heard of this felting tool before, I will be sure to invest... watch out clothes!

Hazel said...

Polka Dots Ladies Sweaters paired with shorts and sunglasses are very youthful.

Anonymous said...

Hello i loved your project is AMAZING! but I have a question. If my sweater is made of wool too the result is the same?

Alex Tsai said...

Superrr Cute! I definitely want to try this, where is the sweater you started with from?

NatureIsFlowers said...

AWW this is so cute i loved making it
Check out my blog-http://natureisflowers.blogspot.ca/

mychicadventure Silvana said...

So chic! Love this DIY project. Great blog :))
Check out my website
http://www.mychicadventure.com/

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