Before we get started, I want to go on record as having said I really liked this sweater as-is. It might be a first for this blog, but it’s true!
I love its nubby knit, the color, and how it pretty much goes with just about anything. That’s why I knew I’d want this refashion to be easily reversible!
That’s right. I’m going to turn this sweater into a dress in such a way that it can easily be undone!
First, I pinned my duster’s front placket closed using my dress form.
Then, I did the same with those side slits.
Next, I stitched it all down, BUT on the longest stitch setting my machine has.
This means my new dress will be secure, BUT I’ll easily be able to unpick my new seams with my seam ripper later. 🙂
I love my comfy new dress!
I styled my new dress with a vintage hat that used to be my grandmother’s, $6 thrifted Laredo boots, and a fave vintage brooch!
I wore my new frock for a few bevvies with buds!
I got lots of (totally solicited) compliments on my new sweater dress from them!
While I still plan on returning it to its original form (I’m sure you’ll see it layered over something else soon), I’m really happy with how this one turned out!