Sunday, December 04, 2016

The Bulky Sweater Dress

For this project, I started out with a highly unflattering sweater dress.




I carefully snipped off the pockets.



Fixed a hole I made from accidentally snipping more than the pockets.


I cut out some red material and pressed them into strips.


I pinned and sewed both strips side by side on the front center line of the dress before cutting up the center. Then folded them over the raw cut edges of the sweater and sewed them in place.




The end result… a cardigan sweater. I really loved the colors of this, but I’m not so sure it suits my style.




The before and after side by side:
 

-alyrocco-

12 comments:

Therese said...

looks soooo much better, well done!

Eimear Greaney said...

looks fantastic, great job

RanchHouse said...

Love that you will be able to change up the tops that you wear with it. Dres up or down. Looks great.

Sheila Lehmenkuler said...

That looks great. I have a bulky pullover sweater I got cheap on a Kohl's clearance rack that I want to make into a cardigan. Thanks for idea and easy instructions.

RePurposeFul said...

Fabulous! I've seen similar refashions, but yours is the best! I'm definitely going to use this idea. Thank you! 😊

Carissa said...

It definitely suits you, and I love the colors too! Great job!

-Carissa
EOD

Maria said...

Great refashion! You could add the pockets back on with different placement if you want them. I gotta have pockets on my cardis!

Give the Cat a Name said...

Thats a big improvement

Catherine1216 said...

This looks great on you. I love it.

Ivy Dewett said...

LOOOVE this cardigan!!

Amy Brock said...

Great job! I have at least two sweaters I am going to try and do the same way.
Thanks fo sharing

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