I LOVE wearing sweaters. I really do. I wish it was a constant 50 degrees or so that way I would have to wear a sweater/cardigan/whatever keeps me warm. I’m going to miss cold weather this summer when we have 90+ days of over 100 degree weather. 😦 I’ll get over it next fall.
This sweater was SUPER cute when I was about 10 pounds lighter. Now it makes me look pregnant. I was even ashamed to take a picture from the side. I don’t want to give anyone ideas that I have a bun in the oven. SO not ready for that! ANYWAYS. I decided to take this ill-fitting sweater and turn it into something I would wear again. I didn’t think cutting it into a crop-top would be appropriate so I settled on a skirt. You’re welcome world.
For this project I used:
My trusty sewing machine
I started by first putting the sweater like a normal person would wear it then pulled my arms through the neck hole and pulled it down to where a skirt would sit. One, to measure length and two, to make sure it would look okay.
I then cut right under the arm holes so I didn’t have any weird shapes or extra seams.
Since it is a knit fabric, I sewed a zig-zag stitch across the raw edge as to make sure it doesn’t unravel.
That zig-zag stitch was the only one I made. I then rolled the very top down then folded it down one more time to make a sort ofyoga pant waist band for it. I probably will go back and make small stitches on the side so it doesn’t unroll itself.
And that’s it! I know have a very cute (husband approved :)) skirt that I can dress up and wear to work or just wear it on a weekend. I’m very happy with how it turned out!