Hello Readers. It is going to be Autumn soon. That means cool weather and sweaters. Today's project was inspired from Pinterest. It is full of great ideas. I recently saw some sweaters and even some sweatshirts with trim at the bottom and some with trim on the wrists. This sweater was depressing and blah so I decided to see what I could do. (Apologies for the cheesy smile.)
I started by taking it in because it was too big and shapeless. Can you take in a sweater? Let's try it and find out. I sewed along the arms and sides of the sweater with a zig-zag stitch, thinking it would help control fraying. I also used a straight stitch just inside the zig-zag stitches. I was hoping it would help make the new seams stronger.
It took a little while to sew it all twice but I thought it needed it. I cut off the extra and prayed it would hold. It did!
For my trim I am using this doily type thing I have had for ages. I never used it as a table cloth. I cut out the center and attached it under the bottom hem. It is large enough that I could gather it and make it loose and ruffled. It feels pretty sturdy.
Here we are finished. I didn't add any wrist trim, I have a baby, so lace dangling from the sleeve of my sweater is going to be gross in no time. This sweater is a lot more fun than it used to be. Why wear boring clothes when you can fix them up a little?
Thanks for reading, now go make yourself something fabulous.