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