Friday, March 26, 2010

Shape Shift

Before
This is one of my favorite sweaters. It had, unfortunately, shrunk a little over time and I no longer liked how it hit me at the hips. In fact, it annoyed me greatly. So it was in the pile to go to the thrift store. But..... I couldn't quite part with it. Such a pretty color and nice wool.
Yesterday I had the great idea to turn it into a cardigan. I'm so happy! It was easy, too. I cut it up the middle, added a button at the V-neck point, and put some seam sealer on the raw edges. Voila! I like the cardi even better than the original.

After
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9 comments:

Philigry said...

I love, love it! It looks great on you! what a great idea.

sweetcakes said...

You are so clever!!

bloomgirl said...

wow! great job! looks very nice on you, too!

aelder said...

Very beautiful! What is seam sealer? Is there a brand name? I love this idea!

Greenmare said...

fabulous!

Angela McRae said...

Bravo! I love it even better too!

Steph said...

For the seam sealer I used "No Fray." You'll find the likes at any sewing/crafts store in the fabric section. ;-)

mep said...

Well done, Steph! Looks great!

Marilyn said...

What a perfect idea for a favorite sweater.