I am beyond sick to death of all this cold weather. Where the hell is Spring? Seriously?! I’m sick of jackets and winter refashions. Cold weather just sucks the energy right out of my pores. I’ve got lots of ideas for some fab warm weather refashes…but for now *sigh* I still need to wear cozy sweaters to keep warm. :/ Meh.
I’d looooove to have this sweater by Eileen Fisher right here:
But all I have is this sweater my mom decided she didn’t like and handed off to me:
I like the drapey body/fitted sleeves combo of the original version. Let’s see if I can eek out something similar!
First, I cut off the neck riiiiight where it was sewn on to the body of the sweater. This means it won’t fray and I won’t have to finish it off with my sewing machine.
Now for taking in the rest of it! The only parts I really want to take in are the sleeves and the bottom. I just sort of wung it (past tense for wing????)!
Then, I put it through my machine, making one smooth arc.
After trimming the sides, I still needed to take a good chunk off the sleeves and bottom if my sweater was going to look anything like the inspiration piece.
Then, I stitched up those edges with a zigzag.
Now my copycat is complete! :)
I didn’t quite ace this one. :( My sweater really needs a band around the bottom, and the shape is a bit off from the original, but I think I can TOTALLY nail it next time. Learning new stuff it cool. :) My new sweater is certainly good enough for a birthday dinner in honor of one swell fella!
Original Cost: $198
Copycat Cost: FREE (Thanks Mom!)!!!!