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Topic: So simple yet I'm just tickled with this sweater...Tutorial added per request  (Read 84607 times)
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« Reply #70 on: October 10, 2008 09:21:24 PM »

I love this. Thank you for the tute. I did this to a cashmere mens sweater and it's my new favorite piece of clothing.
You need to post it here. I'd love to see it!  Shocked
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« Reply #71 on: October 11, 2008 06:17:44 AM »

*falls over*

This is GENIUS!  Seriously, what an awesome idea, you have NO idea how much this is going to help me in my quest to have a few shirts/sweaters that I love AND look nice in.  THANK YOU!!!!!
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« Reply #72 on: October 11, 2008 08:26:17 AM »

I bought a bunch of patterns for knit shirts that have a higher waste and wrap around design, and I've been putting them off - I can do the same thing by reconning a knit sweater, with much less work!

Isn't that the greatest thing about these types of projects? I'm a knitter, too, and now I look at all the sweater patterns I like and wonder "could I do that as a recon?" All of a sudden a year long project only takes 2 hours! YAY!

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« Reply #73 on: October 16, 2008 04:12:01 PM »

I have been obsessed with making these sweaters. My husband's cashmere sweaters are not safe right now. I love your idea, thank you for sharing it. I'll send pic's as soon as possible. Cheesy
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« Reply #74 on: October 17, 2008 07:56:39 AM »

I reconstructed a sweater this way, on it turned out wonderful. Smiley
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« Reply #75 on: October 18, 2008 03:51:24 PM »

This is such a great idea! I can't wait to try it. Hhmmmm, I'm pregnant, Do you think I could pull off this same idea in a maternity style?  Huh
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« Reply #76 on: October 18, 2008 04:25:49 PM »

This is such a great idea! I can't wait to try it. Hhmmmm, I'm pregnant, Do you think I could pull off this same idea in a maternity style?  Huh

Absolutely! with a big enough sweater it would just hug your tummy... OR ... you could use a second sweater and cut triangular gores to give it a flared look. If you do the gores be sure to let the hem dip down lower in the front. Hope to see you posting soon!
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« Reply #77 on: October 20, 2008 12:01:19 PM »

This is such a great idea! I can't wait to try it. Hhmmmm, I'm pregnant, Do you think I could pull off this same idea in a maternity style?  Huh

Absolutely! with a big enough sweater it would just hug your tummy... OR ... you could use a second sweater and cut triangular gores to give it a flared look. If you do the gores be sure to let the hem dip down lower in the front. Hope to see you posting soon!

Thanks so much for the tips!
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« Reply #78 on: October 20, 2008 03:59:49 PM »

I really love what you've done here and I'd like to try it.  I'm wondering how big of a sweater I should be looking for?

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« Reply #79 on: October 22, 2008 07:00:45 AM »

Thank you, thank you!  As soon as I saw this I had a fever to go to Goodwill and make use of your totally clever tutorial.

I came home with this:



and am wearing this to work today:



(Although actually I took off the midriff belt and I look like this.)  All the photos are here.  Do you mind if I post a derivative of your tutorial on my blog, giving you full credit of course?
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