Monday, August 27, 2012

Cardi Face Lift

It still feels wrong that I am starting to sort through my fall sweaters and see what I want to keep and what to give away before the season starts.

I have this pretty simple sweater for American Eagle that is pretty basic, but a great color for this fall- Coral! As I have mentioned before, coral is a great transitional color for this cooler season and I think with a little face lift this sweater will be a great option.
 

 

The buttons were a little drab for my taste so I wanted to jazz up up with some bling. I scoured Ebay for gold buttons and I landed on these gold and rhinestone 1" buttons. And at $3.99+shipping the would a steal. If I had gone to Jo Ann's it would have been that price for two, and I got eight for less than $6 total.










                                                                                                                                                       

I also decided to go with plastic vs. metal because with the sweater being on the lighter side, I was concerned that a heavy metal button would weigh it down. If this were a coat I would have definitely gone for the metal though.

 
 
I grabbed my trusty needle and thread and whipped those suckers on in about 10 minutes.





Total upgrade!


 

I think I can milk at least another 2-3 weeks out of my summer wardrobe if the weather keeps cooperating, but I will be excited to have this "new" cardigan in my arsenal of fall layering pieces.


XOXO Katie
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5 comments:

  1. Very cute! I have to admit I don't even know how to sew on a button. I really reallyyy need to learn.

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  2. This is too cute! Great Idea Katie!

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  3. How cute! I never thought about that before! I'll definitely try!

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  4. Great idea! I have that cardigan too :)

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