the doily sweater

one of the things i made for this first friday show
is the doily sweater.
my mom is originally from europe
and i have all these fabulous doilies and
needlework pieces that were made my hand
by her mom and her sister.
many of them are hidden away in my dining room.
i once saw where a girl had sewn some doilies on a sweater
and decided that was exactly what i wanted to do with some of my treasures.
i used just a few of my special ones
and went hunting and gathering for some vintage ones
sewed them on in a haphazard, mismatch-y way
.........and it's now one of my favorite sweaters

so......i've made some for the first friday show
and they are filled with lovely found and vintage doilies
and buttons and bits of lace and mismatched stitching
when nothing really matches on a sweater......
.....it really does go with anything

if you are in greenville
hope to see you tonite

happy weekend


Kylie said...

Firstly, Michelle, good luck tonight - I hope it all goes fabulously well (actually, I'm very sure it will)...
Secondly, I LOVE that cardigan!!! Please tell me you'll make me one just like it? Will you be Etsy-ing any?
Please please please...?! Okay, begging over ... have a great night :) Kx

Rock & Revolution said...

So adorable that sweater is. Good luck tonight!

Courtney said...

That is a truly beautiful sweater! I could definitely see myself loving and wearing it.

Cat said...

The sweater is beautiful! I hope you have a good turnout tonight. Now, I think I'll be digging out my box of doilies!

littlebyrd said...

It is perfect! Good luck tonight :)

cupcake studio said...

Wow. Absolutely beautiful!

chunky girl said...

i have this! and mind is sooo wonderful that everyone complimented me when i wore it the other day.

JOWY said...

That sweater is very lovely! Good luck!

One Love,

Fee - Makeup Savvy said...

Lovely sweater, how long did it actually take you to make this.

It would be v. nice for autumn!

Fee x

Joan -BORNAY- said...

oooohhh...very very nice!!!! I hope that the event goes perfect!! it's a catwalk? we need information on monday! good luck!!:)

Anonymous said...

How lovely, like snowflakes

glam.spoon said...

beautiful! I tried the same thing last fall, although my doilies were not special. I like the addition of various buttons. nice work.

Dottie said...

I love that sweater! So sweet, yet unexpected.

Amanda Nicole said...

I love - no, adore - no covet - this sweater.

Gaia said...

This is beautiful and you just give me a very good idea for an old sweater I have that I don't wear anymore!Thanks for sharing!

blue moss said...

thanks for visiting and for all the lovely comments everyone....

and how long did it take me?
so much longer than you would expect...i always think it will take no time at all, but all the hand sewing, and the buttons and bits take forever....but i do love making them...and i love wearing my super special sweater :)

Melissa de la Fuente said...

This is so incredibly beautiful hun.....special, unique and beautiful.

s.i. michaels said...

I saw a hoodie just the other day with doilies on it--couldn't tell if they were appliqued or screen printed. This is even lovelier, though--so delicate and pretty.

Jill said...

this is beautiful! i love the tank tops and tees too. please alert me if you ever decide to sell these on etsy!

blue moss said...

melissa... thanks so much..you are always so nice
ambika...screen printed would be so cool, i would love to see it
jill...thank you...i will certainly let you know