Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The Nineties Called and They Want Their Sweater Back


I've been saving this horribly out-of-date sweater for awhile.  It's so out of style Louie the cat can't look at it without wincing. 


It's not flattering on me, but the fiber is wonderful, mostly lambswool and angora.


I decided to make it into a cardigan.  I won't repeat the instructions, because I've written them up here.

I'll just show you the pictures of the steps.


Unlike in my 2010 tutorial, I cut the fabric on the straight of grain this time.  I figured it would be okay since it wasn't going to go over any curves.



I can't tell you how much I've been wearing this sweater now.  It's very cozy and much more flattering. 

7 comments:

beebee said...

what a great idea to repurpose a sweater. I love it and it looks great on you.
I enjoy visitng your blog
hugs from Louisiana
beebee

beth said...

It's so HOT here....I can't imagine wearing a sweater. BUT...If I could imagine it...I'd be wearing THAT one! :)

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Wow! Great makeover. So in right now too! Soon I'll be sorting fall clothes. Hope I find something great to recycle too!

margaret said...

your jumper has transformed into a beautiful cardigan what a great job you have done here. Seems I am not the only one to hang on to clothes, the cardy I have on at the moment |I bought in 1990, rather bobbly but still fine for keeping me warm!

Lana said...

Great idea!!!! I have several like that...

Magpie Sue said...

PERFECT!

Rian said...

Wow--that sweater is the bomb! Talk about re-purposing. Good job!