Friday, April 12, 2013

DIY Constellation Cardigan

DIY Constellation Sweater
Over Christmas, my friend Emily made me this incredible constellation cardigan. (My friend Emily is an incredible painter, by the way.) In elementary school, one of my favorite days of the year was when we had this thing called Star Lab, which was a portable planetarium. Lying on the ground of the gym floor in a giant blow-up dome, it was the first time I remember learning about the constellations. Orion, Andromeda, Cassiopeia, The Big Dipper, The Little Dipper... The coolest thing about the constellations is that there's this intersection of science, beauty, and legends.

DIY Constellation Sweater


Emily got the idea for the sweater from this Anthropologie sweater. :)

DIY Constellation Sweater
Orion Embroidery Kit | Constellation Pillows

If last year was the year of the galaxy dress, galaxy scarf, galaxy shirt 1 and 2 for me... I think this year will be the year of constellation projects. There's something so simple and beautiful about them.

DIY Constellation Sweater

DIY Constellation Sweater
To make the constellations, it's really simple. Emily just did a running stitch in the shapes of the constellations with white seed bead accents around it. There's also this tutorial that is a bit more detailed if you need more help. :)

DIY Constellation Sweater

DIY Constellation Sweater

DIY Constellation Sweater
Also check out these amazing star charts. Already planning the decor for my next apartment. :)

16 comments:

mckenna ryan said...

This is such a great cardigan! I love all of this constellation inspiration! Happy Friday!!

xx. McKenna Lou

www.lynnandlou.com

Nahe said...

This is perfect for me : my daughter is called Cassiopée, this cardigan could be a nice present. However, her birthday is next week : so, I'll keep this in mind for Xmas for instance...

Blytheponytailparades said...

This is gorgeous!!!!!

Jamie Royce said...

I love this look! I will be trying this soon. Thanks for the inspiration.

Sydney Septoski said...

the black and white photo you have towards the bottom is absolutely gorgeous !

&i agree, there is something so beautiful about constellations. adorable sweater(:

StacieGrissom said...

Thank you Jamie!!

StacieGrissom said...

Gah! Thank you so much, Violet!

StacieGrissom said...

Cassiopée is such a beautiful name! :)

StacieGrissom said...

Thank you Sydney!

BLana said...

The sweater is awesome but girl where did you get those fab pants?

Emma said...

This is a really Great DIY. I love it so much. I am going to make a sweater version for my Boyfriend, and maybe a version for myself, it's okay that we would match... no it isn't!

Bethany said...

I sooo love your DIYs. Also, I love that you're from Indiana. :)

Nahe said...

Thanks, it even features in Harry Potter ;) Mine is far more common. So I was looking for a change for the kids ^^

Cattail Down said...

Awesome DIY! I'm going to see if Sarah will do this to our throw pillows!

www.CattailDown.Typepad.com

Livi said...

I think maybe they're from H&M..? I'm not totally sure though.

StacieGrissom said...

They're from H&M! :)

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