Added Jan 1, 2011
I was inspired by Grosgrain’s recent ‘Embellish Knit month’ where she set herself the challenge to revamp a knit each day for a month and give it a new lease of life. Here is her fabulous project: http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/embellish-your-knits-month-30-days-30-designs. She quotes Anthropologie as one of her sources of inspiration, so I had a nosey around that website and wow, gorgeous stuff to be inspired by!
So when my favourite charity shop had a sale I stocked up on some of their loveliest knits and got going. Here’s my first one!
I resized the sweater by taking in the sides and give it a more feminine shape. I also took up the length. Then I simply cut off and cut up the sleeves to use them on the new neckline. A bit of draping on the dress form was all that was required. I stitched the first layer on with the machine, then draped a second layer on which I secured in places by machine where the drape of the fabric would conceal the stitching. I hand finished other parts so no stitching is visible to the eye.
I will wear this casually but also on a smart pencil skirt with a skinny belt and heels.
One lambswool grandpa sweater, size XL; scissors, thread.
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