Hello Readers. It is cold and that means it's time for sweaters. I love sweaters, they don't wrinkle, they keep you warm, and they hide all the holiday weight gain. Someone passed this great black and gray sweater on to me and I loved it because it looked brand new. It was a little big though.
OK, maybe it was more than a little big. It almost seemed like a maternity sweater, but it didn't say anything on the tag. Whatever it was, it needed a new fit. And that neckline seems a little blah. Hmmm........
I decided to use the collar from this shirt. I used the lace along the bottom in a different refashion recently. I thought the lacey collar would look nice on this sweater. And there is plenty of collar to fit around the neck of the sweater.
I cut the collar off the shirt. I kept the seam on the collar and used it to attach the collar to the sweater. I just stitched through it and the sweater together. I just followed along the binding of the neck hole of the sweater. Very easy. I connected the two front ends of the collar and then I just cut off the excess. The collar is a nylon type material, it won't fray and it will wash well.
The collar is on and I used a zigzag stitch to take the sweater down in size. It seemed like it would fray easily so the zigzag stitch will hold the new raw edges together. I made it more of a straight fit rather than the A-line shape it had before. I didn't want it tight, just smaller in the tummy area.
It is big enough to layer over a shirt for extra warmth because it's COLD out there. (Gotta have the layers.)
Thanks for reading, now go make something fun for yourself.