I have a dilemma. My Mum knitted me a jumper dress a few years back and it is lovely. It's moss green (my favourite colour) with cables up the front and it's so warm and snuggly. The catch? It's about 5 sizes too big. I'm not exaggerating, the sleeves are about 6" too long, the length comes to below my knee (it's supposed to be mid-thigh) and the neckline is so low I would have to wear a vest underneath just to make it decent.
I don't know what to do with it!
It's been in my wardrobe for about 4 years now and I'm about to move house and am trying to declutter. So the logical side of my brain says give it away, send it to charity, give it to a friend. If I haven't worn it in 4 years, there's no point keeping it.
But the emotional, sentimental crafter in me appreciates the huge amount of time and effort Mum put into it and I can't just get rid of it. I've thought about frogging it and reusing the yarn, but it's cheap acrylic stuff and I already have so much yarn that I don't have a huge drive to do that. I could try shrinking it in the wash to see if I could make it fit, but again it's cheap acrylic yarn so I don't think it's likely to shrink. I should just give it to charity but I'd feel so bad if Mum ever found out!
What do you guys do when faced with this kind of situation?