Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Sweatshirt refashion

I have had this picture on my refashion Pinterest board for a long time. I finally got around to trying it. I started with this shapeless 3XL sweatshirt.


I cut off the neckband, waistband, and cuffs. Then I sliced it up the front, a few inches off center.


To take out some of the bulk, I took it in on the sides and under the arms. I also folded the back panel in half from top to bottom and took out a slice there, narrower at the bottom edge to sit right over my hips.


I added some gathers on the front "lapel" and trimmed it a bit to get the neckline shape I wanted. I reinforced the lapels with iron-on interfacing, then added buttonhole and buttons. 


I love how it turned out! Comfy and chic!

Thanks for reading.     -Amy


10 comments:

pattiwag said...

Pretty!

La La Lauren!!! said...

That is fabulous. And it looks like you got a fabulous new haircut as well! :) perfect!

RanchHouse said...
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RanchHouse said...

Thanks for sharing this fun refashion. This should be very fun to wear.
Mary @ RanchHouse EOD

Sandy said...

Wow! Love the neckline and overlap concept.
Sandy in the UK

jenny_o said...

Well done! You took that inspiration and made it your own. Love it.

Kelley said...

THAT is ADORABLE! Cool results for sure.

Happy refashioning,
Kelley~

Kelley said...

What a fabulous SAVE! It took the top... OVER THE TOP!

Happy refashioning,
Kelley~

Gema Ensenat said...

What a transformation!! :)

d said...

can you add photo of what you did with the "folded the back panel in half from top to bottom and took out a slice there, narrower at the bottom edge to sit right over my hips"?