Sunday, November 01, 2015

Adding side slits to too tight sweaters

I love this really warm and soft thrifted merino wool sweater. I refashioned the neckline last year so that it doesn't choke my neck anymore:

But I still find the bottom ribbed band too tight. It 'showed off' my bulging lower abdomen a bit too much for my liking. So I decided to go 'on trend' and created side slits for this sweater. I carefully ribbed out the yarn that sewn the side seams together all the way up the ribbed band. I think it looks a little better and I don't have to constantly pull the sweater down because the ribbed band was creeping up my waist:

It took less than 30 minutes to do. Another easy peasy refashion!

Checkout my other creations and refashions at my blog.


Anonymous said...

So simple bur so cute! Looks cozy too!

cfortin said...

Great idea. Thanks for sharing.

Cindy - EOD
Upcycled Design Lab

Catherine1216 said...

Thank you for showing this. I have a few sweaters that I need to do this to.