Sunday, February 13, 2011

Hand-Me-Down Horror 16 - The Bountiful Sweater

Ok so I fell off the wagon, I totally caved in and went to my beloved $1 thrift store and spent a wopping $17, and it would have been $19 had it not been for my frequent shopper card giving me 2 free items/$2 off.

I met up with the delightful, delicious, delovely JDawg for an out of the house jaunt and ended up getting some new fabric and two bags full of goodies/fuglies to refashion, I just couldn't help myself. I'm going to start again and not completely give up on my no spending pledge though, just bear with me.

So this is a Mohair sweater, hand knitted from what my limited knowledge of knitting tells me and you probably can't tell in the pics but it has gorgeous metallic thread in it and 40's style gathered sleeves for extra added pouf! It was hideously baggy and yuck though so I took it in. It was an easy peasy fix, I just traced around a sweater that fits, one that has the same level of stretch (that bit's important) then with a tight zig zag stitch on my sewing maching I just followed the lines I'd made, then cut the additional sweater away, job done.

The bonus part of this project was that the extra bits I'd cut away made two cute brooches which I could pin to my jacket or the sweater!

Forgot to extend the shoulders for this photo Ooops

Uninspiring before shot.

1 comment :

spidermom said...

that is just lovely as can be! and the brooches are so gorgeous too :)

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