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Day 211: DIY One Shoulder Sweater Upcycle

Day 212: A'dress'ing a Too-Big Tee! 🙂
Day 210: '80s Seersucker Dress Refashion

I hate turtlenecks.  They don’t look so great on me either.  :/

When I found this $1 thrift store turtleneck sweater, I knew I couldn’t just leave it as-is.

diy one shoulder sweater refashion before
Mrrrph. Mmmmph! Mrrrrrmmmph!

I lovee that diagonal stripe pattern, though!  I decided to explore that a little further!  🙂

Refashioning old sweaters into one shoulder sweaters is pretty simple.

First, I made a large diagonal chop, cutting off that pesky turtleneck and ending at the sweater’s armpit on the other side.

sweater cut from neck to opposite side armpit

Yup…we’re going solo sleeved!

I folded that top edge under twice and pinned it down.

pinning new neckline of sweater
Pinned and ready!

Folding it over twice hides that raw edge and keeps the sweater from fraying.

Then, I stitched it up!  I used a zigzag stitch so it could stretch with the weave of the sweater.  🙂

sewing neckline of sweater
The Stitch that Zigs! 🙂

I took in the armless side a good bit to make my new sweater nice and snug!

taking sweater in on sewing machine
Pin & Sew!

And that’s it! Now I have a sweet one shoulder sweater that looks way better on me than the original!

I wore my newly DIYed sweater to a going away party for a very cool lady.  🙂

DIY One Shoulder Sweater Upcycle after
I’m gonna miss this gal! 🙁
DIY One Shoulder Sweater Upcycle after
The Charming Host (I love his jacket!)
jillian with friend
Hi Jen! 🙂
Jillian's friends
Party People!
jillian and boyfriend
Geez! I try to be romantic…;)

When I get all stressy and overwhelmed, Fella is sadly the one who bears the brunt of it.  :/ 

The best remedy is spending time with my friends and just listening to them.  Hearing about all the interesting things they have going on in their lives really helps to get me out of my own head.  🙂

So-and-So just moved into a new house. 

So-and-So just started a new job. 

So-and-So hates their job and is planning on spraying EZ Cheese into the heating unit in their boss’ office

These stories calm me.  🙂 

This party really was a breath of fresh air.  I’m lucky to have such an understanding fella, and such fun friends!  🙂


refashionista diy one shoulder sweater refashion before and after
Day 212: A'dress'ing a Too-Big Tee! 🙂
Day 210: '80s Seersucker Dress Refashion