I have had this white sweater for years. I’m only 5’3″, so when I ordered it I ordered a petite. Well, I have since found out that I have long limbs for a petite person, and this is how the sweater fit me before
Not cute, huh? Sleeves an inch too short are never flattering. So, I decided to do a sweater refashion and give this some 3/4 sleeves so they would look intentionally short instead of accidentally short.
First, I marked with a pin where I wanted the new sleeves to end.
Then I turned the sleeves inside out and marked a line all around for the end of the sleeve.
Then I folded the sleeve under so that the edge of the ribbed cuff hit the line I marked, using my fingers to feel for the edge and pins to line it up.
Then I sewed just inside the edge of the ribbing. I used a short width/high stitches per inch zig-zag stitch to do this.
When I flipped this right side out, it looked like this.
Then I sewed another zig-zag close to the first one, to prevent unraveling, and trimmed close to the second stitching.
I pressed the hem, and had this
But it didn’t seem to be enough, so I added a flower. This is just a stack of the four petal shapes tacked in place with an embroidered stem.
Then I bunched up two circles and sewed them into the center. A lot like I did on the Navy Blue T-shirt Refashion.
And finally I took the sides in to make the sweater more fitted, and now I have this