Whelps, peeps, progress has been made, and dash it all if I haven't gone and recorded my progress to share with you, to boot!
Missing sleeves, but I couldn't help but get excited over the fun part - clustering the flowers around! Those buttons will be a pain, I'll probably use snaps and I hate sewing buttons and snaps onto the same piece of real estate - anybody got any suggestions? Plus I keep buying snaps and then forgetting where I've stuck them. I can remember where they were in the crazy landlady's house, but dashed if I can remember where I decided to store them here. I remember thinking I needed to be all efficient and economical with space, but cannot recall the ultimate decision I came to. Go Team Of One.
Becky commented on my prior post: This looks like it could be epic. (Sorry Roo it's not a hat ... although I wouldn't put it past me to use these flowers for a hat!) I burst out laughing when I read that comment, then thought - well why the heck not? The lady clearly knows my style. Epic? Bring it on baby. Hence making about 3x's as many flowers as I'd originally envisioned (I still need to make some more). I only hope this looks as good in person as it does in my brain ... but 'tis promising so far ...
Here you can see the cardigan refashioned:
(Forgot a "before" photo, sorry folks! But you can imagine what an oversized Mens sweater looks like.)
I designed it to be worn closed but I almost like the look open better. Makes me think I might refashion another cardigan to be worn open like this. No fiddly closures to deal with!
Next up: the fun and unfun parts. Making more flowers, arranging them and being asymmetrical and epic and Anthropologie-esque and all ... but then the sewing of buttons and snaps and of course, handsewing all the dang flowers onto the cardigan. Must remember to not go so overboard with my mustard flower garden that I cannot do practical things like sling a purse over one shoulder when wearing this cardigan ...