Sunday, March 7, 2010

It's a little big...

I re-upped for another two months of Wardrobe Refashioning. The last round was SUPER fun and it went so quickly that I barely made a dent in my stash. Now I'm a haggard vetran to the refashioning scene, I'm loving the rush of new blood from the rookie refashioners too. Wait... "rush of new blood" sounds creepy. What I'm saying is noobs = YAY!
Moving swiftly on...

I loves me a sweater dress. Yay for getting dressed in one brainless step. And being snoogly.
So when my mama picked me up this sweater/coat fellow (on sale at Monsoon before Christmas. Le sigh. I love Monsoon. ) I knew what I was going to attempt to turn it into.


It was a little large. My mama had faith that I could fix it. But it's taken me a this long to pluck up the gumption to do it.
I used the same stitch-it-along-the-arms/sides-and-hope-for-the-best technique that I used for this cardi refashion. Then I hand sewed the front opening closed (it's not finished in this picture So I guess that "After" should read "During"):

Here's the back view:

I'm fairly happy with the outcome. It's easy to throw on and it's snoogly. And despite today's awesome weather I suspect we have a bit more winter left in which to wear it. So... yay?

4 comments:

  1. So talented! Come teach me how to do that with my clothes. All kidding aside, you seem to find the best "junk" and turn it into an amazing wardrobe.

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  2. Hello, I'm a noob at WR! He he. I love your re-fashions. You have a great eye. Love monsoon too. You just reminded me that I have an old monsoon cardi that I never wear. I will find it and refashion it in your honour...time served refashionista :D

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  3. Thanks you guys. um, ladies even.
    BUT I think that finally finishing this sweater dress has KILLED winter, it's 11 degrees C here today! Not that I am complaining. x

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