I made the shrug above from the old cashmere sweater (below) that I found at a thrift store for about 50 cents. I always wanted a nice 2-ply cashmere anything, lol just my luck when i find one it's ill shapen. For more info you an check My Blog.
Hi, this is my first post here. I joined a while back and didn't really look much after my initial 3 day marathon of going through back posts. My BFF actually alerted me to the fact that you now have a Plus size area, which is awesome. I get so tired of going to crafting boards where if you are over a size 2 you might as well not exist... unless of course you are making things for size twos. lol. I mostly post on my own blog or on Wardrobe Refashion. I was reading some of the other posts on the discussion forum and I hope my plus size armature made jacket out of thrift store wool doesn't offend anyone, lol.
I like crop jackets. I had a really plain, straight lined one in my closet so I used that one as a guide to cut up this 80's blazer that I bought for $4 at the thrift store. I added some things to it like the sleeve ruffle and the frog closure. This is what I ended up with. I apologize for the horrible photos, lol. My house is under construction currently so I have neither good lighting nor 2 inches of blank space to stand to take a photo!
I have it pulled back in this bottom picture so it could be seen better but that didn't really work, lol.
I mostly buy vintage patterns at thrift stores, I have very few that I've bought new from the store. Even when I was little in HS nothing would fit becuse of the boobs. I had to learn how to adjust everything myself. I've gotten fairly good at altering skinny girl patterns to be big girl patterns thank goodness. I wish someone would make us patterns that weren't for caftans, miu mius, tunic tops of shapeless capris. Maybe someday!