(iCandy) anthro inspired cardi – whirl and wind

I have a confession to make.  I am an addict.  I am addicted to fabulous sewing blogs, Anthropologie {if I could only afford it} and diet coke. But since this blog is definitely not about diet coke {wouldn’t that be random}, lets talk about the other two.

If you don’t follow the fabulous Grosgrain, you should head on over and check it out.  In November and December, the amazing Kathleen did 30 days of sweater refashions.  I was addicted before, but that sealed the deal.  It was so inspiring to see how she transformed the most basic thrift shop sweaters into beautiful creations.  I immediately went on a hunt for my own thrift shop sweaters to remake into something amazing.

At one of my local thrift stores, I found a banana republic wool sweater set.  Let me tell you, in the sweater refashioning department, sweater sets are the jackpot.  Extra fabric to work with!

When trying to think of what to do with it, I came across this blog, What Would Emma Pillsbury Wear, and saw this Anthropologie Whirl and Wind Cardigan. 

I immediately thought about how I could make this one with what I had, so I got to work cutting strips of fabric, gathering, pinning and sewing and here is what I came up with! {Disclaimer: PLEASE bear with me as I refine my modeling and photography skills…will get better, I promise!}