Monday, April 30, 2007

Sweater Remodel

We arrived home Sunday afternoon from a great weekend with my grandparents. My daughter was sick all weekend with an awful cold, but we still managed to have fun. I tried to organize a few things in my craft room yesterday and ran across this sweater in a pile of "to-be refashioned". I figured there was no time like the present! Here is the before picture...
The sweater was given to me by my grandma, which must be why I had been thinking about it. It technically fit, but was really boxy and unflattering. I pinned up the sleeves and the sides and just sewed a new seam. So easy!! Here is the after...
I think it looks better. Its wearable now at least! I think it needs some kind of fun embellishment, but I can't decide what. Any idea?

7 comments:

Vallen said...

Flowers. Duh!!!

david santos said...

Thanks for you work, Roxane! Have a good week

Sarah said...

Much better! Very flattering. How about some freezer paper stenciling? Needle and thread in honor of a job well done? I guess a sewing machine would be more acurate, but less pretty.

amandajean said...

wow. I am impressed with what a difference there is in that sweater. I am going to have to try something like that on some of my clothes....

no clues of what to embellish on your sweater....

Ann-Margret said...

Nice job! I second The Queen: FLOWERS!!! :) A pretty corsage pin or even embroidery would add a nice touch.

Natasha said...

Looks great!! Ditto on the flower embellishment.

Linda said...

Looks great! How on earth did you pin it on yourself, though? I'd have it crooked for sure!