I really didn't want to make something too over the top. I wanted whatever I made to be useful on days other than Valentine's Day as well. I think this outfit fits the bill! The sweater is upcycled from an thin cotton/cashmere Jcrew sweater I have had for years. It had a slight hole in the side and it shrunk in the dryer so I wasn't getting much use out of it. I used an existing knit shirt to cut pieces out. I was able maintain the existing hem , sleeve hems and the bottom front of the neckline. For the back of the neck I made a facing out of a grey patterned bias tape. I have it turned to the outside so it can be seen from the back. It serves to keep the neckline from stretching out too much as the top is worn. I added a heart on the front made of polka dot knit fabric.
Maya requested a picture in this pose: