Monday, November 10, 2014

FH 3: OLD SWEATER MAKEOVER : CROP it!



FASHION-HEART: DAY 3
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We all have those beloved sweaters that stopped looking attractive years ago, and yet remain so comfortable you cannot throw away. For me, it is this black cashmere sweater by Ralph Lauren. The shape has stretched itself out, and lost all feeling of freshness. The stitching on the neck has come loose, and the entire sweater just seems tired and overused. Should I throw it away like everyone says, or can it be saved?


SAVE! All you will need is scissors, thread, and a needle.


STEP 1- Fold the bottom half of the sweater up. Creating an envelope on both side. 
Take your needle and thread (same color as sweater) and stitch along the dotted line all around the sweater. 


STEP 2- Turn the sweater inside out. Cut off the excess fabric approximately one thumbs width above your stitch.


The part you cut off should look like this. (See tomorrows post to see what I make with it) 


STEP 3- After you cut the excess material you will be left with two thumb length flaps. In order to protect your sweater from unraveling, sew the flaps inward on each side. After that is done, sew the flaps together. 


STEP 4- After the flaps are sewn together, sew them along the dotted line along the front of the sweater. 


After completion, the inside should look as follows. With no seams exposed.

VOILA! A new stylish sweater is born. The flowers on the shoulder are pins I made. They are very easy and quick to make, and all of recycled products. 


2 comments:

  1. hey Maya this such a nice DIY idea. gonna try out soon

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    1. Hi Anie! :)
      Thank you! It makes me happy to hear you liked it and will give it a try.

      x
      Maya

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