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Sweater Dress to Sweater Refashion

A Strapless Dress DIY & A Breakup
Dress to Top and Fun Life Things!

Check out my newest thrifted $1 sweater dress!

Sweater Dress to Sweater Refashion before
So warm!

I love that dark blue and those bracelet-length sleeves!  I was also intrigued when I discovered I’m a size 12!

label of sweater dress
Don’t you wish all garments listed measurements instead of just arbitrary sizes?

With temps dropping below freezing, I just couldn’t bring myself to keep this as a dress.  Plus, I have plenty of blue dresses already! 

Do you know what I don’t have nearly enough of?  

Cozy warm sweaters!

That’s right! Time for a sweater dress to sweater refashion!

First, A big chop had to happen!

bottom cut off dress
Douglas supervised!

Edit from the future: I ended up turning the bottom of that sweater dress into a cute sweater skirt!

I got to hemming the bottom of my new sweater.  

I used a zigzag stitch and stitched riiiiight on the edge of my new hem to keep it from fraying.

sewing bottom hem of sweater

Yay!  My sweater was done…but it wasn’t terribly exciting.  :/  

So, I reached for my spool ‘o ribbon and cut off two different lengths.

spool of black ribbon
Here we go!

Next, I stitched each raw edge of each piece of ribbon down.

hemming bottom of ribbon
Mini-whirrrrrr! 😉

I pinned the ribbon bits onto my sweater…

pinned ribbon on sweater
First pin…

…then I stitched them both down!

sewing ribbon on sweater
…then stitch!
Pinning second ribbon to sweater
Then repeat! 🙂

I pressed my ribbon accents down, and my new sweater was ready to head off to hang out with my friend, Michael Krajewski!

Sweater Dress to Sweater Refashion after
Pretty neat, eh?
Sweater Dress to Sweater Refashion after
Well…wouldja look at that?

I really like this one!  I think my new sweater is sort of a more modern take on a 1960’s style!

Jillian posing next to art
My new friend agrees!

After hanging out for a bit at Michael’s studio, we hopped on over to Motor Supply Company Bistro for some tasty cocktails!

fancy cocktails
So relish!

The weather outside was frightful, but we stayed happy and cozy with our warming libations!

MIchael Krajewski and Jillian at restaurant


refashionista Sweater Dress to Sweater Refashion before and after
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