Saturday, April 02, 2016

Shapeless Sweater to Fitted Sweater

I've had this sweater for well over a decade, and it was old then - my host family in Australia gave it to me because they were giving it away. I liked the color and the fact that it was 100% Australian wool, but it was shapeless.
I realized the knitted band at the hip would make a good waistband. First I took it in under the arms and the upper part of the sides.  Then I cut off the bottom band, cut the sweater across the middle, and sewed the band in.  I finished off the bottom edge with a piece of velvet-like fabric. At first I made a ruffle but that looked awful so I just did some bias strips and added some to the edge of the collar to tie it together. 

7 comments:

jenny_o said...

Wow - what a great idea! Looks so different now!

jennifer elliott said...

That looks amazing! I love it!

Catherine1216 said...

So much better.

Kellya Clanzig said...

It's real beautiful! The transformation is amazing!

Carissa said...

Not shapeless anymore! It's very flattering now, and I love the little hints of velvet. Fabulous!

-Carissa
EOD

Sandy said...

This is a brilliant solution! I must remember this.
And I hadn't even seen the collar in the first photo, so the velvet trim there works really well.

RePurposeFul said...

Very impressed with your solution... I just may "borrow" that idea some time... :))) It is adorable now! Thanks!