Monday, January 16, 2012

Sweater Dress Reconstruction...Sort of

It has been so long since I have posted anything and a super long time since I have sewn anything.  And I know this because when I was trying to reload my bobbin, I couldn't remember how to do it.  It could also be that I have been in school for the past couple of months and I have a little bit of brain fry.  But either way, I do have a new reconstruction for you!  Sort of.  Unfortunately I don't have much time for a long, pretty, witty post.  So, here is my fast and the furious reconstruction. 

About a month ago, I went to the Goodwill and pick up a really cute sweater dress.  I loved the color and the scalloped bottom and sleeves.  The unfortunate part was the armpit area was extremely huge and baggy.  So, I did a little bit of thinking,  a little bit of cutting, and a little bit of sewing. 
can you tell how big the armpit area is

I love the scallop on the bottom

sketched out where I am going to cut

I went about a fingers length in

on both sides
after I cut off the sleeves I used a zig zag stitch to finish off the sleeves

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 With the boot sock and leg warmer trend, at an all time high, how could I resist making my sleeves into matching leg warmers.  And of course, I will have to wear a cardigan with the outfit.  For some reason, I don't feel right in the winter without layers.
I loved the dress before, but I would never have worn it then.  Now, I can't wait to wear it.  It was a quick reconstruction, but perfect for getting me back in the game.  What do you all think?

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