Until then, I have this easy refashion for you. I recently wore this grey sweater, and after looking at the photos I realized how hard it is to style. I'm not sure if it's because it doesn't button up all the way, the color, or the over-sized sleeves. After much debate I decided to throw it in the donation pile.
My youngest daughter was watching me and said, "Mommy, I love that sweater! You can't get rid of it"! I asked her if she wanted it, and of course, she got the biggest grin on her face and snatched it out of my hand. Once again, I gained "cool mom" status.
She then proceeded to tell me that if I took in the sleeves, she would wear it. Easy fix! I love to sew and I love to refashion. Here she is wearing it "before" and you can see how large the sleeves are.
I turned the sweater wrong side out and just eyeballed it for the width of the new sleeve, and sewed from the edge up to the armpit at an angle.
Chopped off the extra fabric close to the seam. I didn't finish the edge because the stitching will keep it from unraveling.
She is so proud of her new sweater. Don't the sleeves look better? I think so, and if she's happy that's all that matters. Looks cuter on her anyway!
Thank you again to all of you that emailed me! Big hugs to you! It reminded me why I started this blog...This blog is about my life and all the good things I'm learning along the way.
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