Sweater Revival

Designerly: Sweater Revival

After purchasing a starter sewing machine a couple of weeks ago, I promised I would share my very first completed garment, an Ishi dress for Vy. Well, this is not that post. But, there was some needle and thread involved, so I feel like I'm moving in the right direction!

I did a little spring cleaning this past weekend and found some old sweaters I've worn maybe twice. I thought they looked cute and comfy at the store, but once I brought them home, I could never find the right way to wear them. So, they stayed tucked away for most of last year.

Designerly: Sweater Revival

Even though I didn't get much use out of these sweaters, I still thought they were worth keeping. So, I gave them to Vy. The graphics are much more fitting for her anyways.

When she tried one on, the neckline was too big, and it kept falling off her shoulders. Eventually, I hope to learn the correct way to fix this. But, for now, I folded the back of the neckline and sewed a button on it. Less than a minute later, she had some really fun sweater dresses. 

Designerly: Sweater Revival
Designerly: Sweater Revival

I am a major fan of oversized sweaters. There's just something cute and carefree about their proportions. Plus, anything that makes her look smaller works for me! She is growing so fast.

Designerly: Sweater Revival
Designerly: Sweater Revival

Since the two sides are sewn together, I left the neckline large enough to pull on over her head. 

Designerly: Sweater Revival

I love how it looks on her, and I'm so glad these sweaters will finally get some use! 

Are there any garments you've transformed with a quick stitch? I'd love to hear about it!

Tuyen Hostyle, sewingComment