What you see here is a bulky sweater I purchased for…you guessed it…49-cents!
I didn’t quite know what I wanted to do with this sweater when I purchased it, but I liked how thick and warm it is…and the buttons are pretty cool!
What I didn’t like about it was this:
The previous owner ignored this label and as a result, the sweater was a bit stiff and scratchy.
Since this sweater wasn’t very comfortable (or flattering), I decided to refashion it!
First, I made a cut right underneath the armpits:
To keep it from unraveling, I basted along the raw edge:
Then I folded it over about 1/2″ and zigzag-stitched all the way around:
Once that was complete, I measured a piece of elastic around my waist and then stitched it to the edge:
Then I folded the waistband over and pinned it in place:
Then I pinned it down all the way around like so:
I didn’t want the stitching to show through on the other side, so I found some matching yarn…
…and carefully hand-stitched the inside of the waistband down.
Once it was hand-stitched all the way around, it was all done!
Pretty easy huh?
I love that it came with pockets! (Built in hand-warmers!)
Just a friendly little reminder: THERE ARE ONLY TWO MORE DAYS TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY!
Okay, sorry for screaming, I just got a bit excited!
Head on over to the Diary of a MadMama Facebook page to enter if you haven’t already (or already today).
I will be announcing the winner Sunday, so stay tuned! 🙂
Have a great weekend!