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Cap Sleeve Merino Wool Top

Added Oct 3, 2011

by Beagle83

Oak Grove, Orego...

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Description

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! :)

Material Notes

Men’s Merino Wool Henley Sweater

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Tops
Style
Casual, Preppy, Vintage
Material
Wool

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    Oct 4, 2011, 04.05 PMby asf

    I love it. I want one. :D

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    Oct 3, 2011, 11.44 PMby schnui

    You have done a great job at recycling an old sweater and it looks so feminine.

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      Jan 4, 2012, 07.55 AMby Beagle83

      thanks! it’s an easy go-to… skirt, jeans, whatever. and soft enough that you don’t really need a tank or shell underneath. That’s the beauty of a good merino ;)

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