A great place to find bargains at your thrift store is in the men’s section.
So often we women buy our men wonderful cashmere sweaters as gifts. We imagine ourselves snuggling up to our sweetie pie, watching movies, and feeling luxurious next to some manly cashmere.
But usually our men have other ideas. Let’s face it, cashmere just doesn’t seem to work in hunting camp or on the fishing boat. Woodsmoke and worm guts don’t seem to work with cashmere for some reason. Needless to say, after that warm, cozy, soft sweater sits, unworn, in the closet for several years, off to the thrift store it goes.
Lucky for me!!!
I found this soft beautiful cashmere hiding behind a bunch of scratchy old acrylic sweaters at the DI for three bucks!
However, it is WAY too big and droopy!!
Let’s make a peplum to go with the new polka dot skirt I made using my custom skirt pattern and some fabric I found at the thrift store for a quarter. It’ll be nice for a transition outfit going into spring.
Here we go:
Turn your sweater inside out and get started.
Finish the bottom of the peplum with navy silk bias tape.
Now, I’m pretty sure this cashmere sweater is going to be much happier as a peplum being covered in perfume than it would’ve been as a man’s sweater covered in sweat, woodsmoke, and worm guts.
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