This is my first ReInvention of January
It started out as this
A fine gauge cotton men’s sweater. But with that ribbed band on the bottom, I’m not sure who this was flattering on.
I took my inspiration from this:
|source: Pinterest via Nai Lynn|
And here’s how I did it. First I trimmed off the sleeves, ribbed band and collar band
I slimmed the sleeves down, took in the sides of the sweater, and reattached the sleeves
Marked a line (and highlighted it below) to cut for the waist
Sewed the ribbed bottom band back in at the waist, where it had a chance to be flattering
Folded the sweater again to create the bottom front curve, then serged the raw edges (you could zig-zag) and ironed them under, then sewed in place.
And finally added a buttonhole and a little bling.
And originally I tried to add some trim to mimic the inspiration sweater, but it looked like this
YUCK! So I took the trim back off, and now I have this
And the orange shirt I’m wearing? Also thrifted. But no need to undergo a ReInvention.
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