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Bat sweater refashion

Added Oct 28, 2012

by panifrau

Hamburg, Germany






My first uploaded project! Yah!
II felt in love with this sweater the moment I touch it at a thrift store. It’s so soft because of angora wool. Unfortunately it was way to big and looked like a potato sack. The bat sweater was a perfect candidate for a refashion.
I used a basic Tshirt pattern (106 from Burda 02/2011) but cut size 38, 1 size bigger than normaly cause a sweater needs more ease than a Tee. I have made a step by step tutorial, nothing groundbreaking. I hope this will be helphul if you have never done this before.
I will wear my bat sweater on halloween.

Material Notes

Seater at least 2 sizes too big




Winter, Fall
Garment Type
Casual, Geek

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    Nov 5, 2012, 07.47 PMby MichelleMignon

    Great find! Love the resize work!

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      Nov 8, 2012, 10.40 AMby panifrau

      Thank you. I am so glad I can sew. Being able to sew opened for me a completely new horizon. A refashion or resize, no problem. Outlandish dress, just give me the fabric. There are no limitations, everything is possible. It gave me a great freedom to decide how I look and express myself and this little bat is just a smallish example.

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    Nov 3, 2012, 06.58 AMby bel-parrot

    I love this bat! Great project.

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    Oct 30, 2012, 11.40 PMby trploceanmoon

    So cute!

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    Oct 30, 2012, 02.24 AMby godesscpsmom

    Love it! I think the bat is way cool.

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    Oct 28, 2012, 03.07 PMby Mary Athey

    you did a cracking job. love.the bat. well done x

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      Oct 28, 2012, 03.22 PMby panifrau

      Thank you

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