Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Sweater Week- Day 3


This has been one of my daughter's favorite sweaters for years.  I can't remember how long she's had it, but it's a size 8 and she's almost 14.  Sadly, it just didn't fit right anymore (baggie and tight at the same time) and so we decided to fix it up.

 First, I cut the sleeves off.
 Then I serged the sleeve edge, tucked in under and hemmed it.  I did it first by hand, so all the ribs would line up and then by machine, so it would hold up in the wash.
Next, I cut out some strips of fabric, serged all the raw edges and made a pleated ruffle.  Finally, I sewed the ruffle to the sweater. Tadaa!
 The sleeves got a little stretched out and kind off flare out now-I'm not sure how or why, but I like it.

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  1. Love all your sweaters so far. I wish I had a serger, then maybe I could copy some of these :)

  2. This is such a great transformation! I really love the way the ruffle looks on this. Super!

  3. What an adorable transformation :) love it!

  4. I love this! You added such a simple touch but it totally transformed the sweater!
    I would love for you to share with my Blog Stalking Thursday Link Party! http://thecraftyblogstalker.blogspot.com/

  5. Love the owl necklace. Wheres it from?

  6. Wow! What a great makeover. Looks better then new now:)

  7. I love how you totally recreated this! The color you added was wonderful! It's great that now you have a 'new' piece to wear! I would love to have you join my link party, Show & Share!


  8. The owl necklace is from etsy. The shop we bought it from wasn't selling it anymore, but if you search Antique Bronze Owl Pendant Pocke Watch, several stores w/ come up.

  9. LOVE this!!! Im just going to come right out and say it...the orig sweater looked 'frumpy' but the refashion...WOW! Super cute! I love the sleeves and the ruffles. You did such a nice job.

    I would love for you to stop by and link this up to my new diy fashion linky party called DIY Diva Thursdays! We party until Monday, so you have plenty of time to stop by. Hope to see you!