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Topic: Revamped 80's sweaters and hoodies galore!! (a little invader zim, too!)  (Read 6881 times)
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annamal
« on: April 07, 2008 09:02:07 PM »

It's been ages since I've posted in craftster! 
Anyhow... I've been doing a TON of sweater recons over the past few months and decided to share a few of my most recent (and favorites).
This one started out as a super unflattering XXL short and wide sweater.  I took it in a bunch and gave it a deep scoop neckline with plaid lycra trim.

I did similar things to this one.  I love this one sooo much.  The colors make me happy.

This one was a gigantor 80's cardigan that I sized down.

I made this hoodie out of a Cheshire Cat t-shirt and some striped fabric I've had laying around for years. 

And last, but not least, a similar hoodie made out of a Gir t-shirt. 

Any comments/criticisms would be greatly appreciated!
Oh and sorry for the lack of "before" pictures...  I'm really bad at that.  Thank you!
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« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2008 09:24:51 PM »

 Cheesy I love all of them but my favs are the purple & orange sweater and the Cheshire cat hoodie....I <B hoodies! Grin
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« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2008 09:38:07 PM »

You have inspired me.  Thanks for that, Muse.
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« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2008 09:42:21 PM »

how do you keep the sweaters from fraying?  Huh   i tried to sew a knit sweater before but it unraveled  Embarrassed
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« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2008 10:28:03 PM »

I would give my entire crafting collection of lovelies to get my hands on something like that first and third one!!! lucky you!! you are so talented...I LOVE THEM!!!!!!!!!! Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2008 01:12:49 AM »

I super envy your sweaters and hoodies. Especially, the cheshire cat one. Nice work!
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« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2008 05:54:50 AM »

You & your work is ADORABLE!
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« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2008 04:33:12 PM »

FUNTASTIC!!! i love em all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2008 08:04:34 PM »

Love the invader zim one. Doom song is my favorite.
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annamal
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2008 09:14:56 PM »

how do you keep the sweaters from fraying?  Huh   i tried to sew a knit sweater before but it unraveled  Embarrassed
i finish all of my seams with a straight stitch and a serge.... but there are alternatives to working with sweaters even without a serger.
for thinner sweaters, you can do french seams.  make sure your first line of stitiching is a zig zag though.
orrr.
you can do a zig zag, then hand finish your seams using a bias tape/seam binding.  make sure it's stretchy so that your seams don't pucker when finished.
orrrr...
not as "clean" looking.. but can still hold together well... do a straight seam... and reinforce your allowances with a line or two of zig zagging. 
i work in a knitwear shop and these are all methods we use for finishing seams.  good luck!
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