Friday, May 05, 2017

Men's XL sweater to Ladies' sweater

I inherited this shrunken thrifted men's sweater from my hubby. I had always wanted to have a black v-neck sweater that loose enough for layering, something that I can wear with leggings casually, but not too loose that it looks sloppy.

This what it looked like on me before:


I used a well fitting knit top as a guide to narrow the body of the sweater as well as the sleeves. Since I wanted to be able to layer this sweater, I cut it a little wider than the knit top.


Next I tackled the very tight v-neck. I used chalk to draw where I wanted the v-neck to be. Then I used a piece of wine colour sweater knit scrap in my stash to re-establish the neckline.


And this is how it looks after the refashion:


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3 comments:

whatthesew said...

Nice job on the new neckline, I like the colour pop it adds.

Chickie Walsh said...

The new fit looks great and the pop of color looks perfect.
Chickie EOD

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