Saturday, January 4, 2020

The Shapeless Red Sweater

Hello Readers. I saw a picture of myself wearing this red sweater and thought I could do something fun with it. I love red. I think it is really cheerful. But when I saw the picture of this sweater I thought it looked really shapeless with this dress.

I looked at the sweater by itself and thought it had a wide waistband. Maybe I could do something with the waistband to give it more shape.
I also had this red ribbon sitting around leftover from Christmas. Why not use it?

I used a large needle and threaded the ribbon around the sweater. I started and ended in the front. This made a nice bow in the front.

And it pulled the sweater in at the waist to give it some shape. I can loosen it to take it off and put it on. Easy-peasy! I liked it with the dress.....

And I liked it with pants. I have been wearing dresses all month for Dressember.
I am really looking forward to wearing pants now. And these warm corduroys are just what I wanted. Some quick resizing and a couple tucks in the back to cinch in the waistband and..........

I was ready to go.

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


KD said...

The ribbon drawstring makes the shape and style of the sweater so much nicer! Thanks for the idea. I will add that to my refashioning toolset!

I Can Work With That said...

Hi KD,
You are very welcome. Happy Sewing!