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wordie
« on: February 10, 2004 06:35:25 PM »

i had a basic black sweater that shrunk in the wash. it didn't shrink so much that i couldn't wear it, but it was a little snug, and the sleeves were too short.  i had some cheetah print fabric lying around, so....voila! a sexy little sweater with cheetah cuffs.



i just cut two cheetah rectangles to the size i wanted, hemmed the ends, turned the sweater inside out, and sewed the rectangles to the (shrunken) wrists of the sweater. i only sewed about a third of the way up the new cuffs, so they would flare out at the hands.



though i'm sure it would have been easier (and neater) with a sewing machine instead of my rather ragged hand-stitching, i'm still quite pleased with the result.

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« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2004 06:45:04 PM »

i've been wanting to do this to some shirts, but i'm afraid i'll screw it up.  i wanted to add the extra pieces to the sleeves & to the bottom of the shirt--cut the shirt shorter first, tho.  maybe i'll get up the nerve to do it now.  thank you for the inspiration!!!!  looks great!!  btw, sometimes hand-stitching is better/easier Wink
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TinySoapyBubbles
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2004 03:47:12 PM »

That looks really good!  =)
I've been owokring on my handstiching...it;s horrible I'm making a Yo yo quilt for my neice
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« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2004 09:03:11 PM »

very cute!   Cheesy
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wordie
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2004 09:48:14 PM »

thanks! my hand-stitching did improve from one sleeve to the next; it was funny to see. now why is the hidden stitch, uh, not hidden?
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Lenae
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2004 09:04:55 AM »

I love the sleeves!  Thanks for the inspiration!
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arrhythmia
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2006 08:22:37 PM »

Great inspiration for redoing some of my sweaters this fall! Wonderful sleeves.
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