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reconstructed sweater

Added Sep 29, 2009

by betterliving...

Oakland, Califor...




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This is a sweater jacket I made from a reconstructed sweater and some wool scraps. Loved the original sweater, but it was huge. I cut it up the side, cut off the bottom and added wool trim, buttons and buttonholes. Voila, a yummy new sweater with a huge, warm collar!

Material Notes

wool (mohair)




Garment Type

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    Sep 30, 2009, 02.02 PMby nerissas

    This is so cool! Yes ….I can see this…with a pair of nice high boot! Very Fall weather chic!

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    Sep 30, 2009, 02.46 AMby lili123

    wow!!! bravo, great sweater

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    Sep 29, 2009, 09.39 PMby sewneenee

    Love everything about this remake…can’t wait for a how-to!

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    Sep 29, 2009, 02.06 PMby ink

    I LOVE THIS. What a Fabulous-oh creation. I have seen many sweater remakes on here and I have always been scared to do one as I could never figure out how to deal with the edges. This is FANTASTIC. I love the rusty orange thread with the brown border. Using a fabric as a border. Now why didn’t I think about that! ; – ) Really smart looking.

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    Sep 29, 2009, 09.50 AMby gillthecat

    soooooooooooooooooooo cool i envy your skills

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    Sep 29, 2009, 08.55 AMby anajan

    Love the over-sized collar and the button closure. Great job with recycling the sweater. You gave me an idea for making something similar (but out of woven fabric).

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    Sep 29, 2009, 08.14 AMby ruskisoldato

    this is great, i need to find an old sweater to do this to! great job! i dont have one with a huge collar, but maybe cutting off from the bottom (if its long) and adding it on the collar would work….

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    Sep 29, 2009, 06.47 AMby ievashuj

    So cool!

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    Sep 29, 2009, 01.27 AMby mayadaughterofsun

    Looks great. I wish you had taken picture before reconstruction, cause I m not really sure I understood.

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    Sep 29, 2009, 01.16 AMby pinkraygun

    Excellent reconstruction! I have some old huge sweaters that need a purpose – I think this is it!

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    Sep 29, 2009, 12.54 AMby leeshv

    Love the style…the buttons and band are great!

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    Sep 29, 2009, 12.42 AMby lala86

    And it looks great! would you make a how to?

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      Sep 29, 2009, 12.47 AMby betterlivingthroughsewing

      Thank you! Let me see if I can find another big-collared sweater and I will get on it!

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