It started off looking something like this:
I despise sweater dresses with a passion because even though I'm fairly (fairly!) "small" I'm super duper curvy... You don't have to be "plus size" to be "curvy". Just sayin'... Anyhoo, I shortened this to make it more flattering to my gynormous bottom half.
The stripes made this part easy :)
Then, I cut out some material from that bottom scrap and added them into the side seams of the sweater to give me a little extra room...
|Sew in one side at a time with right sides together|
I left the bottom edge raw because I just didn't feel like finishing it #honesty
Even with the awkwardness of the stripes, I still think it lined up pretty well :)
It's been crazy gloomy in Indiana this fall. I had this sweater finished quite a while ago, but the weather never cooperated with my After photo shoots. I finally gave up and decided to take pics with the gloomy background.
If you want to see a full tutorial of how I added in the panels feel free to click here.