How to Transform a Sweater
This was originally posted by Erika on www.asuyeta.com
I got rid of so much stuff and also went through all my clothes and I can tell you, I had some weird things in my closet.
So, I decided to transform some of my old stuff into something that I will actually wear.
Here is the first sweater I chopped up :)
I bought it a while back and don't know what I was thinking. Lets see, I am an A-shape, that means I have to emphasize my top half and my small waist to balance out my wide hips.
But that sweater was doing nothing for me, and made me look like I have no shape at all.
This is actually the perfect sweater for the I-shape or O-shape (more on the different shapes soon!)
Here is what you'll need:
♥ oversized sweater
♥ thick yarn
♥ large needle
♥ pretty fabric (I used an old sheet)
♥ measuring tape
First I put it on and marked with a pin how long I wanted it in the front.
Then I laid it sideways (see above) on a table and cut it, so the front is short and the back is a little longer.
PS. Keep the bottom part you cut off for next weeks DIY project :)
Then I used a blanket stitch around the bottom edge.
After that I decided to add a little chestpocket to draw more attention to my top half (hint the A-shape)
I measure it 4 inches wide and 5 inches high to the bottom triangle.
Tip: I love to rip woven fabric instead of cutting it, to get that fringed look.
Then I pinned to where I wanted it to be.
And used the blanket stitch to attach it.
Voila! Done! :)
I am so in love with cropped sweater right now.
There will be a couple more sweater transforming DIY projects coming, so come back and tell all your friends about it :)