Monday, March 13, 2017

Don't Sweat It

As an inherently lazy person, I have been loving the recent "athleisure" style. Any fashion trend that makes it socially acceptable to wear sweatshirts in public is alright by me! These thrifted grey 4XL sweatshirts, however, were simply beyond my tolerance for frump. So comfy though!

Sweatshirt Refit - BeforeSweatshirt Refit - Before

I detached the bottom band and cuffs and cut out an A-line tunic shape. The excess fabric from the shoulders became pockets. And I shortened and refitted the sleeves. Finally, I reattached the original wider ribbing to the now narrowed openings so the fabric wouldn't pucker quite so much.

Sweatshirt Refit - After
Sweatshirt Refit - After
Sweatshirt Refit - Before & After

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Sweatshirt Refit - After
Sweatshirt Refit - After
Sweatshirt Refit - Before & After

4 comments:

RanchHouse said...

I love that you have that tunic length in a comfy sweatshirt. Great idea.

jennifer elliott said...

I love a good comfy sweatshirt but I love the refashion wth pockets. Great job.

Jennifer EOD

Anielska Aniela said...

I love it, you did great job !

Chickie Walsh said...

You made them so much more attractive and still comfy.
Chickie