9.21.2008

Out on a Lim

Us style fiends tend to get very opinionated about the merits of the "granny chic" trend. The pieces tend to veer toward the oversize and comfortable, which lead some to call the look frumpy. I say frump-shmump! Thrown over black wool tights and knee-high boots, this 3.1 Phillip Lim inspired cardigan will keep me cozy all winter long.

What You'll Need:
X-long cardigan (found at Old Navy)
5 yards lace trim
Scissors
Needle
Thread

Lay the cardigan on a flat surface. Place the lace on top of the lapel, right side down. Pin in place around the entire sweater, giving a little more leeway at the neck. Sew down the lace along the lapel, using a straight line of tiny stitches.

Next, fold the lace over so the correct side is facing up, and iron flat. Sew the lace down around the scalloped edge to hold in place.


Hey, you gotta admit, when dressing for a morning class, it looks chicer than a pair of sweats.

xx,CC

11 comments:

la petite fashionista said...

so cute! & such a simple d.i.y., definitely something i'd like to try out for fall!

la petite fashionista said...

p.s. just went through your entire archives. i'm in love with all your diys! your blog is amazing:)

Marina Russ said...

I have so many boring old cardis that this will totally transform! I am going to love playing with different shades and types of lace...will send pics!

LML said...

love cardis and this one is especially great!!!
when do u have time to do all these DIYS!??!

soilikethelike said...

i love this, i think i will try this and replace the buttons too!

blackroserei said...

I love this! I'm definitely going to have to try it out!

Karafina said...

OOOhhh, this is a good one.//

rachel! said...

This is great(: I'm definitely gonna play around with this idea.

S of Modern-Guilt said...

This is the most AMAZING DIY site I've ever, ever seen! I've been reading through it for about an hour now...seriously, you are a genius when it comes to this stuff!!!

fennella ella ay ay ay said...

soo khute!

isabella whitney said...

ooooh this one is marvelous!