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Cashmere sweater refunk

Added Feb 6, 2011

by flosiepoos

Oxfordshire, Uni...






I bought a new men’s cashmere sweater in a charity shop for £3,95 the other week and it was not difficult to see why it was there – even though it was a men’s XL the sleeves were the right length for me (women’s size M usually) and it would have been quite tight under the arms, while the length was probably going to be sufficient for a short XL gent.

So I took in the sides and sleeves to make it a fitted shape for me and then embroidered it so it’s a little less severe, but still formal enough for work. I reckon I’ll add some more embroidery to it as I seem to be going through a bit of an embroidery phase at the moment!

It’s very easy to take in a knit sweater like this, there are lots of (video) tutorials on the net to help you and you can create yourself a fab and personal piece at a fraction of the cost when buying new!

Sorry – forgot to take a before pic… Just imagine baggier and plain and you get the idea!

Material Notes

Cashmere sweater, embroidery floss.




Spring, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Business, Classic, Preppy

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    Feb 9, 2011, 12.33 AMby learningnewtricks

    Very cute! If you add more embroidery work, you might consider adding other soft colors to add definition and make it a bit more feminine.

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    Feb 7, 2011, 04.03 PMby sew4my3

    I am so glad you posted this! So many members do these type of re-works and don’t post them. This type of sewing really gets my creative brain going and especially when it is done so well like this one. Awesome embroidery detail too!

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    Feb 6, 2011, 09.35 PMby SimplyTuTuSweet

    Great job! Love the embroidery work.

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    Feb 6, 2011, 05.06 PMby shannyanny

    very nice! such an inspiration for a baggy sweater that has hung in the closet for a long time.

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