Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Refashioned wool sweater

This sweater was about to be consigned to the bin because of a large hole near the hem, which you can see in the photo, but I liked the colour and it was good quality 100% wool so decided to rescue it.

My plan was to cut away the holey area, and the sleeves to make something wearable.

I was worried about fraying but this sweater was somewhat felted and it didn't fray following the surgery.

Using fabric from stash, which used to be a shirt, to add length, and the usable parts of the original hem to bind the armholes, resulted in this:

There are more photos and details here

And I feel its cheating if I don't include a photo of it being worn.

Thanks for reading x


RePurposeFul said...

Genius. Thanks for sharing, great idea, and it looks fabulous on you!

cfortin said...

Nice alteration. Great idea to make the sweater longer.

Cindy EOD
Upcycled Design Lab

Dee said...

That looks great! what a clever rescue.

Marisa Glied said...

Love thr buttons on the bottom, nice touch!


Anielska Aniela said...

I love it! it's always worth to rescure good quality fabric ! great job :-)