So I took a yellow cardigan that I bought at Community Aid for $1.50 and worked my magic. See the before.
Instead of white bias tape I used white rickrack to line the edges. Then I found a really cute yellow and white trim at my local fabric outlet. The entire spool was only $2.95. I'll have enough to last me a lifetime. But also enough to make these variegating flowers for the front.
Finally I liked the white tied blouse that Emma had underneath her sweater but I don't have one of those in my closet. So I took a scrap piece of sheer fabric and made my own faux necktie blouse and hand sewed it into the sweater.
1. I used a disappearing marker and measuring tape and drew a guide for where I'd be sewing my white rickrack. I drew an inch from the the edges and an inch and a half from the bottom.
2. Then I sewed the rickrack using the disappearing marker as a guide.
3. Then I made another guide next to my rickrack an inch and three fourths away. Then sewed another line of rickrack using the guide.
4. To make the flowers I used a yellow and white scalloped trim and felt circle. I hot glued the trim around the circumference of the circle.
5. And gradually spiraled it into the center. Then I attached the flowers by sewing them on. But you can also use hot glue.
6. To make the faux tie, I took a piece of sheer fabric 3 yards long and four inches wide and sewed it lengthwise and then turned it inside out. Then turned in the ends toward the inside and sewed shut.
7. Then I pinned it to the collar.
8. And hand sewed it to the sweater so that the thread went through one side of the collar ribbing and not the outside so that the threads would not show.