Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Chopping and Pinning

BAG SORTING.....REFASHION 2 - the Asymmetric Sweater

The second Goodwill garment I pulled out of the bag was a Cynthia Vincent lightweight sweater. I think it was labelled L, but was definitely not "L" enough for me! It's a pretty sweater, but made for a slender girl (who doesn't feel the cold on one arm, and doesn't need to raise the other one very high).

The band at the hem was really tight, so that was a no-brainer to chop off.
Also, I am not wearing anything one-shouldered (and therefore braless), so that would definitely have to be changed.

After chopping off the band, I cut off some of the batwing - it was a pretty long sleeve. I figured I could use that fabric to make some kind of shoulder strap. I really liked the draped pocket on one side, so wanted to keep that.

This was one of those refashions I kept messing about with, not sure how it was going to turn out. I kept trying it on, and pinning scraps of fabric over my shoulder. In the end, I used some of the hem band, and chopped off sleeve fabric to make a wide shoulder strap.

I need to try this on with a lot of things to find the best look, but it's something different for me for the princely sum of $3 again! 
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3 comments:

Anielska Aniela said...

it looks lovely now !

Chickie Walsh said...

I love it, the added strap looks great!
Chickie

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