Added Aug 9, 2010
Aaah refashioning.. a concept I love, being the little recycler that I am! For so long I have wanted to make 30’s/40’s sweaters – you know the ones: short puffy sleeves, high waists, snug fits (inspiration here: http://positivegreenism.wordpress.com/2010/07/21/winterly-inspiration/) – but it seems that every time I begin, I run out of time and never seem to finish what I start… It’s just too time consuming a project for a busy gal! Determined to fill my wardrobe with these warm and iconic numbers, I decided to refashion old jumpers instead. Fun fun fun!
I loved the colour and chunky pattern of this jumper when I found it at the op shop. Only problem was that the style was fairly bland and boring (see “before” pic). It was also several sizes too big for me. To refashion it, I cut off the sleeves and reshaped the armholes and shoulders; I took the jumper in for a tighter fit; the sleeves were gathered up the top; sleeves were cut to above the elbows, with ribbing removed and later resewn to the form the new cuffs.
It now fits like a dream and is the perfect winter buddy!
second hand sweater from op shop
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