Monday, April 04, 2011

givmo cashmere sweaters

Spicy's brother started a new site, Givmo. You can list items that you want to give away and also claim items from other people. All you pay is shipping. It just so happens that I was the first non-test winner of an item--a listing for 6 size large cashmere sweaters. I ended up paying $10 for all six.
6 L cashmere sweaters
they are all the same style--the classic crew pullover cable and rib pattern. The fit out of the box actually wasn't all that bad except for the sleeves.
cashmere from givmo: before
my first refashion was to slenderize the sides and under the arms and shorten the sleeves. I used a pullover that I already own as a template. I wish I had shortened the sleeves a bit more though.
cashmere sweater refashion
To spice it up, I handstitched a ribbon down the front and crocheted 2 motifs from Beyond the Square. The pink is linen and the white is merino sock yarn.

I really like how this one turned out and I'll be back tomorrow with another refashion. Also--i'm wearing my new pants, but I'll get to that later.

4 comments:

  1. I love your alterations! The little crocheted motifs look great!

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  2. Very cute! I love the lone piece of ribbon. It adds great contrast. I'll have to check out the website.

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  3. Hee hee! Is it wrong that I thought of Heather Ross when I saw that the sweater had gorilla arms? ;-)
    Nice score and awesome refab!

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  4. I love this refashion. Super cute, and what a deal on those 6 sweaters!

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