Ta Da! According to your votes, this sweater refashion was by far the favorite. (I gotta admit, it’s my all-time favorite, too)
But, I heard the link was broken, so here’s the tutorial just in case you want to try this out for yourself.
Cut off the bottom of the shirt at the waistline. Add a half an inch for a seam allowance. Cut the bottom of the sweater off to your desired skirt length. Leave a half an inch for a seam allowance.
If you have to cut above the sleeve line, straighten out the side by marking and sewing a new side seam.
Trim the new seam.
Use the longest stitch to baste around the top of the sweater you’re using for the skirt of the dress.
Place the shirt part inside the skirt so the right sides are together and the raw edges are lined up. Pin the sides and center front and back together.
Pull on the basting stitch to ease the skirt to fit the shirt. Pin in place and sew.
Cut a piece of elastic to fit around your waist. Mark the center and the quarters of the elastic.
Place the center of the elastic on the front center of the seam and pin. Line up the quarter marks of the elastic on the side seams and pin. Sew into the seam allowance. stretching the elastic to fit as you sew.
That’s all there is to it!
Add a scarf and a cardigan, some boots and tights, and you’re good to go.
Happy Winter Sewing!
PS. Stay tuned for the announcement of the Season Five Refashion Runway contestants…
Coming this Saturday.
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