Second to last ReInvention of this series, wow! I can’t believe that stack of stuff to reinvent is almost gone.
This is what I started with this time – a Land’s End fine gauge cardigan from the thrift store in a size Large.
First I took off all the buttons, then I chopped off the sleeves and slit up the side seams
Then I turned the sleeves inside out, marked them based on a sweater that fit well, and took them in a whole bunch by sewing on my line.
I cut the back of the sweater down to size the same way. Then I folded the fronts together by matching the shoulder seams and cut off the crew neck into a deep V.
I sewed the side seams back together – so the back was now my size, but the fronts were still as wide as the size large. Then I took some 2 inch satin ribbon and ironed it in half.
On one end, I snipped the fold about 1/2 an inch, then folded in the ends inside at about a 45 degree angle and pressed.
I sandwiched the sweater between the ribbon and pinned around the neckline (you can see the angled piece in the bottom of the picture below) and all the way to the bottom of the sweater. I stitched it in place very close the the edge.
And then tied the rest of the satin ribbon around my waist. I secured the ribbon with a couple stitches at the waistline on the seam on the right side.
This is so cute! I can’t believe how much different it looks and how great it is now!
Pretty! What a great idea and I love coordinating colors!
If you’re interested, we’re hosting our first ever link up party. Please stop by and link up! http://www.waywardgirlscrafts.com/2012/01/wayward-weekend-week-1.html
I love this! I hope you’ll link this up at my What We Wore and Made Party over at http://raegunwear.blogspot.com/search/label/WWWMW
What a great up-cycle!! I would LOVE it if you would be willing to link up to our party going on now-Monday. Thanks
Great work using satin ribbon as bias tape; my own attempts always flop. I love the color and the cut of this sweater.
Very cute!!! Love the purple ribbon, really adds to it!
Nice refashion! Looks way better! Glad you shared at our Shine on Fridays party!
Alison @ Oopsey Daisy
What a transformation! I love the ribbon. Great idea!
Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims
I featured this on my blog tonight! Thanks so much for linking up to Your Whims Wednesday 🙂 Come check it out and grab a button! http://www.mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com/2012/01/your-whims-wednesday-44-and-features.html
I love how you nailed the sewing thing. You’re really a very crafty woman. I wish I have a talent of doing that. It really looks perfect on you. Thanks for sharing this.