Tuesday, December 27, 2016

The Rorscach Test Sweater

Hello Readers. I found this dress on the clearance rack. It was marked down to almost nothing and I soon realized why. The top half is big and loose but the bottom is very small. It was so tight I couldn't even bring myself to post a picture.

Here is this dress out on the floor so you can see it. It is a knit so it has a little give but not much.  That skirt is never going to stretch around my hips so I gave it a big cut. I left a 2 inch waistband. I had a plan for that skirt piece too.

I attached the raw cut edge of the skirt to the binding around the neck of the sweater. I just pinned it to the inside of the neck and stitched them together.

You can see the new sweater here. It looks a little strange like this. The neck looks really tall.

 It was at this point I noticed how much the design of this sweater looks like those Rorschach ink blots. You look at some random ink blot and tell the doctor what you see. I see a tired raccoon, what about you?

Here is a closer picture of the new loose turtleneck sweater. It is a cowl neck which is like having a built-in scarf around my neck. It is very soft and cozy. It was a weird dress but it made a great top.

Thanks for reading, now go make something fun for yourself.


  1. I think the racoon is wearing glasses.

  2. I went back to look and I can see the glasses too! Great vision you have whatthesew!!

  3. What a good idea - that collar looks so cozy.

    1. Thanks, I like the built in scarf. It solved all the problems with this dress/sweater.