Added Feb 6, 2011
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!
Cashmere sweater, embroidery floss.
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