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.
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, 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.
Wow what a great remake! I love that you showed it step by step and the colour is really pretty.
Cheryl @ Sew Can Do
Great transformation! Need to give some yuck things in my closet a re-assessing eye now. Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday:)
A fabulous transformation!!! Looks much more flattering now. Love the ice blue colour.
Adorable! You are sew clever! I especially love the 3/4 sleeve sweater with the flower! I work for cool2craft.com and the coolest part of my job is featuring other folk’s work! I’d love to feature your work on our website! Check out my page: http://www.cool2craft.com/creative-play-muse/ – And my email is [email protected]
Really well done, moving the band to below the bustline was a great way to add definition and shape. I’ll have to keep this in mind when I tackle my old sweaters pile.
So cute ! I love the new sweater. I hope that you will share this tutorial at my new party, Some Good Stuff: http://some-good-times.blogspot.com/2012/01/some-good-stuff-1.html
LOVE this!! Hoping you can link this up at my turquoise lovin’ party! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2012/01/turquoise-lovin-19.html
Lynette @ My Craft Discovery
I really like that. I love the ribbed look- it totally adds character to the sweater. Thanks for sharing!
The Southern Product Queen
Such a cute idea, and love your blog! I would love it if you would link this up at my linky party as well! Here is the link http://www.thesouthernproductqueen.com/one-stop-shoppe-linky-party Happy New Year!
clever, clever! What a great reinvention!
thanks for your kind comment on my junebug dress remix. It meant a lot to me. I’m following your blog for some months now and I love it!
Veronica and Daniel
This is so amazing! I am totally going to my closet right now to search for a sweater…
Pretty. I do like it better without the trim too.
Absolutely amazing, I’ll be sure to look for old t-shirts or sweaters. Thank you very much for sharing this idea.