The Lady "O"

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

I am a huge fan of Oprah not only for her soulful advice but her keen sense of fashion.  Who else could host a show once a year of their most wanted and create such a frenzy around these items.  Anyway I was watching her recent show where she interviewed Michelle Obama (another one of my favorites) and instead of taking in the conversation I was fascinated with Oprah's sweater! 

(Above: Mrs. Obama and Oprah during the show)
All I could do was gawk at it and wish it was a part of my wardrobe.  It was during this time that I realized I too had a cute cardigan that was in need of a little face lift.  Epiphany - I was going to turn this cardi into Lady O's cardigan. 

I found this fab ribbon at Acmoore it was $7.99 a little more than I would have like to spend but with the 40% off coupon it was doable. 

 











I began by folding the ribbon back and forth upon itself and then wrapping it around itself to form the flower.  I tacked it in place and then began to box pleat the ribbon working my way around the neckline.  I found that it a bit challenging to make the turn to run the ribbon down the front of the cardigan but after a few trys I achieved the look I wanted.    Leave me a comment to let me know what you think, and I would love to hear about your cardi make overs.

8 comments:

jennamp said...

Love the sweater! Looks adorable and quick/easy to do.

FromHere said...

I'm sure this will be a staple in my family very, very soon....

Seamingly Smitten said...

Please link this one up - another inspiring Willow Bean project! :)

Emily said...

Awesome! I just picked up some cardis at the thrift store to spruce up a bit

willow said...

Send me a link when yo finish. I would love to see what you come up with :)

Vivienne said...

That is fabulous! It looks fantastic. And your daughter's dress with the chicken wire and the little hen is nothing short of adorable!

willow said...

Vivienne Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I hope you can find ideas that inspire you just as i did on your blog. I can't wait to try your tissue paper modge podge technique :)

Danielle said...

You are so stinking crafty & impressive! Love it!

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