Added Oct 3, 2011
Oak Grove, Orego...
It was one of those days when I had somewhere to be and nothing to wear (don’t we all have those?), and with a couple hours before leaving, decided to rework a thrift store sweater my husband doesn’t wear. I took in each side a couple inches, cut the sleeves off, gathered the tops and reattached them at a new, higher shoulder point, and sewed elastic to the bottom at the new short-sleeve length (about 1/2 in folded under), pulling both the sweater and elastic tight while sewing, so they gathered when they snapped back to their original state. I loved how it looked, and recently my husband shrunk it in the dryer, but it turns out I love the fit now even more. Short sleeve, yet warm. Perfect for fall! Now I’ll be looking for more cast-aside garments looking to be reinvigorated! :)
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