I have had this sweater for a couple of years now, but with every wash it shrank bit by bit and it got so small I didn't want to wear it simply because I felt uncomfortable in it. On the other hand I didn't want to throw it away because it was pure wool. So I decided to refashion it by making a bolero with roses for decoration. This is how I did it.
Step 1: You need a sweater or a cardigan desperate for a refashioning. Start by cutting it down the centre.
Step 2: Next take the edge of it and start gathering it (roll it, twist it) to shape it into a flower. You should gather it up to the neckline (at least I did).
Step 3: When you acquire the desired look of the flower, pin it and try it before sewing it on.
Step 4: Sew it in place.
Optional: I thought it will look richer if I add other flowers. You could decorate it with ribbons, sequins, beads, the lot.