One of the trends I have loved this past year is lace. Just the right amount of lace can look so feminine and classy. When I saw this cardi from Modcloth (no longer in stock), I knew it would make a great thrifted sweater makeover.
I don't have a tutorial for this, but here is one that really make it simple to do.
To make it even easier, this is what I do: After cutting down the middle, I fold the two new edges to the inside of the sweater. Then I take Steam A Seam and fuse those edges down. This really helps because the the edges won't stretch, and you don't need to pin it. Then I take a ribbon, or seam binding and sew it down over the sweater edge. EASY.
For the lace part, I sewed a tube out of lace, and hand pleated it down. Then I made the bow shapes and sewed them down in the right spot! Just added the buttons (which I had in my button stash) and it was done. Such an easy project, saving myself about $50.00.
Here is my version:
Go, on refashion yourself some spring cardi's, It's not summer yet.... (Or you can wait until Fall)