Saturday, January 29, 2011
Thrift shop blue sweater project
During my Thrift shop shopping spree, I also bought this light blue 100% wool blue turtleneck sweater. I washed it in Hot setting twice and dried it. It was a Men's XL and it has shrunk quite a bit. There were some moth holes in the neckline which I didn't notice before. So I decided to refashion it into a wool skirt as seen on one of the refashioning blogs (http://nikkishell.typepad.com/wardroberefashion/).
I cut off the sweater just below the sleeves.
I already have this stable knit in my stash. I decided the black and grey check may be too bold so I just went with the dark grey back of the knit.
I made a ruffle band and attached it to the hem of the wool skirt, and Voila! An almost instant frilly wool skirt for my pregnant belly! And it took only a few hours to do. I'm loving this refashioning thing.