DIY | Neon Fair-Isle

December 21, 2011

Worried about Winter stir-craziness and bad-weather boredom? Try this super-cozy sweater DIY and snuggle up in style!

  • Step 1: Gather supplies.  Neon fabric markers (mine are from Hobby Lobby) and a fair-isle sweater (or something with a similar geometric pattern).  This vintage one is from the thrift store a few years ago, but there are some other options here, here and here.
  • Step 2: Decide which shapes will get filled in with which colors.
  • Step 3: Find adorable puppy assistant.  Put on holiday movie (I recommend Elf or Home Alone) and carefully color in the shapes.
  • Step 4: Wear around your neighborhood and make the fellow dogpark patrons very jealous.

This would make a great little project to do over this coming Christmas weekend while you relax with family and friends, and would even be a great group project (just in case you happen to have a couple of crafty cousins hanging around).




What do you think – Would you try this jazzed up version of a tried and true classic?  Kind of similar to this little candy-colored treat from Juicy Couture, no?  Let me know if you try it for yourself!

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  • Reply Kimberly December 21, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    LOVE the look & the ease of this project…now I need to go buy a fair-isle sweater so I can try it!! :)

  • Reply Lia December 21, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    This is amazing, Jessie! I love it, need to find a sweater and markers, stat!

  • Reply girl in the poodle shoes December 21, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    so clever and easy!!
    Girl in the Poodle Shoes

  • Reply MerciBlahBlah December 21, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    Hey pretty lady! That. Idea. ROCKS. Seriously love love love it. I’m totally keeping my eyes peeled for a similar sweater. Hope you have a great Christmas, mamacita!


  • Reply Erin @ Thanks I Made It December 21, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    Wow I LOVE this! Such a clever way to inject some color into winter.

  • Reply Kristen December 21, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    Love this, may have to make a trip to the thrift store.

  • Reply Paula December 21, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    Great idea and love the new background!

  • Reply Santina December 21, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    Love this idea! Does the marker hold up to dry cleaning or washing?

  • Reply Gillian Striker December 21, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    OMG – this is the best DIY I HAVE EVER SEEN! I am so doing this as soon as i can get my hands on an old fair-isle sweater! Love it!


  • Reply C'estChic! December 22, 2011 at 3:37 am

    You are truly “something else”, Jessie! What a GENIUS idea, and so do-able, even for the craft-challenged like me. TK!

  • Reply Nicole Marie December 23, 2011 at 3:50 am

    That came out so cute! Such a great idea, love it!!

    Nicole Marie

  • Reply knockedupfabulous December 23, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    Oh, I just LOVE this! You are too creative, girl!!

  • Reply Kyla December 27, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    This is brilliant! LOVE!

  • Reply Kate January 29, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    Absolutely love this! Such a brilliant idea!

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