Fabulising February - Purple Ribbon Sweater

Good evening everyone!
I'm so excited to actually do something with all these clothes :) It's like I'm out shopping but not actually spending any money and still get to have something new to wear. How cool is that! 

Last year, one of the girls in my old job was cleaning out her closet and she found this purple turtleneck. Knowing my obsession with purple, she gave it to me. 

It's a lovely shade of purple and it's very comfy, but somehow I really wanted to change something. The turtleneck bit really annoyed me as it was quite tight while the rest of the sweater was fairly loose.

So I put it on the dolly and looked at it for a while. As I was searching through my ribbon box while working on my previous project, I suddenly had it: lose the turtleneck! So I took in the sweater a bit (my friend is one size up from me), cut of the turtleneck, and used a purple ribbon to make the cutest detailing ever:

Isn't it the cutest?

I left the rest of the sweater as it is, otherwise the highlight would be list in whatever other changes I would make to it. So now it's the right size, and has the right type of neckline, WITH detail.

Closeup of the collar. I wove the ribbon through the hemline so I wouldn't have too many lines around the collar. I didnt use button holes as this fabric is really stretchy, and this worked out just great. I'm very pleased with it :)

I've done three items now and already there is a tiny difference in the size of the bag, let's hope I can keep it up and get everything done by the end of the month!


  1. This is really cute! I'd probably do something similar since I'm not a fan of turtleneck tops. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. What a great way to upcycle a turtleneck! I can't stand them either :P

  3. Love it! The ribbon detail is so lovely. Definitely going to try this with my next expendable turtleneck~


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