This upcycled cardigan sweater is constructed from a stretch cotton knit. The sweater has short sleeves and a yoke of deep cream coloured organza, which have both been trimmed with ruffles using the same organza fabric. The sweater was upcycled to tunic length with the addition of crochet doilies at the waistline of the sweater. A smaller round shaped doily was also used at the center back on the inside of the sweater as well as some of the same doily’s edging around one side and the back of the neckline of the sweater. A piece of vintage cream lace accents the other side of the sweater’s neckline.
The center back image is an old school style tattoo pinup holding a raven in her arms. The colours for the overall design of this sweater were pulled from and inspired by the image. The image and side front of the garment have been further accented with ombre effect ribbon roses in wine tones and brass mixed media and key charms. Swarovski crystals in tones complimentary to the ribbon roses have also been used to add a touch of sparkle to this design.
This garment is a size small to medium.
I would recommend spot cleaning only for this design and if needed, gentle hand washing and lay flat to dry due to the delicacy and hand application of the embellishments.