Hello Readers. It is the middle of a deep cold snap where I live and all I want to do is wear layers of cozy sweaters and hide in a pile of blankets. I gathered all the sweaters from my refashion pile and made them all a priority. I need sweaters ASAP! As usual, I was starting with clothes that didn't fit well.
My mom gives me hand-me-downs sometimes. This sweater was one of them. (Thanks Mom!) I loved this shade of green. I didn't like the fake shirt attached to it and it was too big and loose in the body. Could I take the sweater in and remove that shirtless collar?
(And why is there just a collar? Why wouldn't I want a whole shirt under the sweater? Am I unable to choose a shirt to wear under this sweater? Someone somewhere doesn't trust me to dress myself.)
I used a seam ripper to take the collar out of the sweater. It was easy to remove. I took the body in on the sides and arms. This made a fitted style sweater that I really liked.
I was also given these brand new pants quite a while ago. (Thanks Kathy!) They don't look like it but they are actually cropped Capri pants. They are a great length on me because I am very short. I really liked these navy blue pants and decided to try to improve the fit.
I really liked the zippers on the hip pockets. They seemed a little cool and edgy. Well, as cool and edgy as a suburban mom can try to be.
I wanted to make sure not to damage the zippers. I would need to take in the sides and keep the zippers and pockets intact. I wound up removing fabric from the back of the legs along the side seams. I didn't remove any fabric from the front of the legs.
I narrowed the pants and made them into a skinny fit. I thought they would tuck into boots nicely and that would keep me warm.
The sweater and the pants now have a nice slim fit and the zippers are still there. I thought if these clothes were more fitted I could wear a big long cardigan or jacket on top for even more warmth. Layers people, I want lots of layers!
I bundled up and went out to a movie with my daughter. Actually she took me! She wanted to see The Greatest Showman. It was a cute, slightly cheesy musical. We liked it.
(It is possible that while at the theatre I walked into the clearly labeled "MENS" room. It is possible that I made a weird surprised squeak sound. It is also possible that this is not the first time that I have done this.)
Thanks for reading this post, now go make something fun and warm for yourself.
*Year end update-I still wear these pants a lot and I like the fitted sweater because it isn't bulky.