Friday, March 27, 2015

3 Frumpy Sweaters to Work-Ready Clothes

Hello! This is my first blog with Refashion Co-op and I'm exited to FINALLY be getting started after almost four long months of procrastinating. I started the year out with a goal of doing at least one refashion a week, in hopes of cutting my overflowing tubs of old clothes and fabric down to a respectable size, but as you can see (ahem... *checks calendar* its March 26th)... I've been slow getting started.

I have, on the other hand, actually been refashioning a bit, just not posting anything. But better late than never, right?So without further ado... here are a few quick sweater alterations I did to turn thrift store finds into something a little more stylish and fitting for work.

Open front teal cardigan

This was a quick change, just snipped out the weird sewn in tank part, and took in the arms and torso.

Batwing-ish Sweater:

I found this black open-weave sweater at Goodwill "by the pound" outlet, and it only took a few minutes to bring the sides in to create a much more figure-flattering shirt

Maxi Skirt

I snipped the waist of this odd-length sweater dress and added an elastic waist to make a quick, comfy skirt to wear to work. The top half will be waiting in my stash until I find something to do with it... any ideas?

Thanks for reading, and I promise I'll be more prompt with my posts :) I'm starting my New Years resolution in March (well pretty much April), but I'm sticking to it! 52-weeks of refashions, here we go!


Jennifer Moore said...

Is it stretchy and a comfy material? Could be used to make a waistband for a froofy skirt like the organza layered ones!

Eimear Greaney said...

well done - i started something similar on remakes last year and managed to keep doing one a week - can you crochet? as if so you could do a crochet strip the bottom of the black piece (ad balance with some on the neck? or you could take a 3 inch strip of the bottom of the black, insert another colour jersey in between and use the black to band again at the bottome. the best of luck and look forward to seeing your remakes

ktjeanne said...

I love your before pictures! They are too fun! Your remakes look fabulous and I bet you are the best dressed at work! Great job!


Gingham Ginger said...

Me likey!

jennifer elliott said...

Welcome to Refashion Co-op! Your refashions are fabulous! Love it!

Andrea said...

Welcome! What a great introduction. I love the first one most, where you simply had to cut out the attached tank and slim up the sides and arms, very pretty. Great job and can't wait to see more!

Andrea EOD

Jean said...

good for you... with the top area, how about a shortie shirt that could go under a high waisted jumper dress. I find that it's nice to have a shirt that runs shorter for this because then it doesn't add extra fabric around my waist.