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My version of the bright yellow cardigan Kimmy Schmidt wears on the show.
Holy Ham Sandwich, I have fallen completely in love with Tina Fey’s new masterpiece The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. It’s bright, fun and inspiring and I’ve already binge watched it, twice. I literally cannot stop recommending it to everyone I know and it even inspired me to go shopping for fun new clothes for spring. Really, who among us ever has enough neon?

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  • How to embellish an embellished sweater. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Inspired Cardigan  - Step 1
    Step 1

    The ingredients.

  • How to embellish an embellished sweater. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Inspired Cardigan  - Step 2
    Step 2

    On the show she has three or four butterfly patches sewn onto the front of her cardigan and that’s basically the only embellishment. I do not own butterfly patches, nor do I posses the mental acuity of an eighth grader. What I did have were some Betsey Johnson patches that I picked up from Michael’s that were a little more punk rock and a lot more me. So I ironed them onto the same spot where Kimmy has the butterflies on her cardigan.

  • How to embellish an embellished sweater. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Inspired Cardigan  - Step 3
    Step 3

    I decided to go a little bit above and beyond by adding a purple sequin skull. That way the Banana Boys know not to mess with me!

  • How to embellish an embellished sweater. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Inspired Cardigan  - Step 4
    Step 4

    This is the part that takes the most time. Seriously, think in terms of hours. My best advice is to free form the basic shape of the skull and features that you want with the sequins (I actually used Quarters to get the basic size and shape of the eyes), then glue them down, allow to dry and take your thread and sew the beads on top of the sequins. That way you know they’ll stay on and won’t flake off whenever the glue gets worn out.

  • How to embellish an embellished sweater. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Inspired Cardigan  - Step 5
    Step 5

    Wear, feel like a ray of sunshine, repeat.

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