Sweater Happy DIY and a Little Shoutout!

Right now is the perfect time to head to your local thrift store or go shopping in your own closet for sweaters that need a little love…this easy, peasy, sweater, cheesy DIY will show how to convert an old winter sweater into an adorable vest with vintage flare!

What you will need:

  • A winter sweater
  • scissors
  • vintage buttons
  • needle
  • thread
Step1: Find vintage buttons the same size as on the original sweater. Remove the original buttons and sew on the vintage buttons to give your sweater a little VIP touch!

Step 2: Now that the buttons are sewed on, it’s time to cut off the sleeves! Measure one inch away from the seams of each sleeve. Cut off both sleeves…tah dahhh! Done!

I am so excited to show you two ways I decided to wear my sweater happy DIY!

Dress: Sweater Happy DIY
Under shirt: Forever 21
Belt: Target
Shoes: Jessica Simpson
Bracelet: Deep South Pout
Necklace: BluKat Design
I purchased this oversized sweater at the Raspberry Beret Consignment Shop (Louisville, Mississippi)…from the one dollar rack…as soon as I saw it…I knew it had the potential to be a fabulous DIY!
Earrings: Blu Gertrude
Sweater: Sweater happy DIY
tank top: Forever 21
Belt: Deep South Pout
Shorts: The Attic
Shoes: Jessica Simpson
I just had to pair this oversized sweater with these vintage baby blue shorts! This outfit gives the VIP a put together look that is comfortable and adorable!

My hair is one of my signatures…so keeping my blonde, curly locks healthy during the summer is an absolute must! I want to give a special shoutout to Rachel Edmonds of Mia Salon in Starkville, Mississippi for getting my hair ready for summer!

I want to share with y’all a few things I found out about Rachel who is so precious and darling!

  • Tell us a little something about yourself.

I am 27 years old and have been a cosmetologist for 8 years. I live and work in Starkville, Mississippi at Mia Salon. I love my job, and enjoy making others feel better about themselves.

  • How would you describe your style?

I would describe my style as casual to dressy.. I love to accessorize with lots of jewelry and a cute pair of shoes! Clothes and jewelry are definitely a weakness of mine!

  • Where are some of your favorite places to shop?

Some of my favorite places to shop are definitely boutiques! One of my favorites is Deep South Pout!

  • What is your favorite genre of music and why?

Some of my favorite genres of music are probably pop and country. I love anything that puts me in a good mood. Dave Matthews is one of my favorites!

  • What are some easy summer hair care tips?

Hair care tips for the summer: Moisturize your locks! The heat and sun dry your hair out, and it is good to do a good moisturizing treatment once a week! Also, keep hair trimmed to avoid split ends and breakage.

Stay tuned next time for a fantabulous Deep South Pout Accessories Challenge:)

In an upcoming blog, I will be sharing with you all the vintage treasures that a friend of mine sent to me from Ten Dollar Vintage which is quite the catch when it comes to parcels of adorable outfits for vintage lovers! Make sure to stay tuned to find out more:)

Follow me on Twitter @Abbysauce and Instagram @vintagepassionista

Stay fabulous,

Abby Hathorn



4 thoughts on “Sweater Happy DIY and a Little Shoutout!

  1. There you go, raiding my 1980’s closet once more! I swear I had a sweater just like that! So cool to see it put to good use all over again :)

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