My sister gave me a plain dark grey sweater a few years back. I had an old (antique?) hand embroidered table-cloth that had holes in random places, but was still beautiful. I sewed pieces of it inside the sweater. Then I cut out the sweater parts out, following the shapes on the tablecloth. I think that is called “reverse applique”. The first picture is the back, and the second picture is the front with just a small applique off to the side.
Sadly, I’ve never worn this! I keep putting it in my donation box, then pulling it back out because I DO like it, just not enough to wear it. I’m considering cutting it down the center, or off to the side and turning it into a cardigan instead of a pull over sweater.
Any other ideas for me to consider? Any other ideas of how to use beautiful embroidered tablecloths in your wardrobe?
Thanks for reading!