So I bought this yellow short sleeved cardigan at the Community Aide store for $1.50. I love short sleeved cardigan thrift store finds. They are so few and far between.
So this one was originally extra large (see bottom before pic). For full tutorial on how I made this see below.
1. Turn sweater inside out and pin against form. Take off and sew along pin line. Trim excess sweater.
2. Pin lace embellishment to neckline and sew to sweater.
3. Take a sweater that has been shrunk (ie felted). I found this sweater at the thrift store already shrunk for $1.50. If you already accidently shrunk a sweater you can use it for this purpose or buy a 100% wool sweater at the thrift store and wash it in hot water then throw it in the dryer. Merino wool works best. I've found this out the hard way;)
With felted wool you can cut shapes, like leaves, without having to hem the raw edges.
4. I made leaves out of the grey argyle diamonds and pinched them at the bottoms to give them some dimension. Then I sewed them to the front neckline.
I then added some buttons to look like red and black berries.