Today’s piece didn’t cost a thing. 🙂 I went through a pile of sweaters my fella no longer wanted, and found this guy:
As you can clearly see…this thing is huuuuuge! Not a prob. I’m going need all of its length, but that width is gonna have to go for what I have in mind.
First off, I turned the sweater inside-out and backwards, with the V-neck now in the back. I pulled my arms through the neck of the sweater, and safety-pinned it down the sides where I wanted it to fit a good bit snugger.
Then, I ran each side through my machine. Sometimes when you’re working with sweaters, you’ll have to change your needle to a ball point, but luckily for me, my trusty all-purpose one worked just fine. 🙂
Now that I had new side seams, it was time to let all that bulk go!
Finally, I turned the whole thing right-side out and slipped it on over a long-sleeved grey tee. After tossing on a silver belt and a few accessories, I was all set!
My new sweater dress was perrrrfect for the chilly evening, as well as the cozy Pasta Fresca, where some of my friends surprised this sweet fella (well…sort of surprised) him for his birthday!
6 thoughts on “A Sweater Made Better”
how cute! i never thought to wear long sleeves with a sweater tube top dress. what a cool idea!
I LOVE this! I want to do this. My boyfriend is hiding his sweaters from me. 🙂
Great refashion – I love this! I just “found” you and am catching up on all the old stuff. Can’t wait to see what is next!
I have several sweaters that I need to alter. Thanks so much for the re-fashion. You’ve inspired me.
cripes, you did it again! I have some huge 80’s men’s sweaters that I bought to make into scarves. I did make a few, but hey, I could do this with one of them! You are amazing. Who would see a cute strapless dress in a humongous ugly sweater! Thanks again.
Thank you, Wendy! I could totally see this being done with some funky cosby sweater! 🙂