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Topic: cashmere sweater into a sweater vest!  (Read 1541 times)
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« on: August 24, 2010 01:54:23 PM »

recently, though my husbands cousin, i began purchasing old wool sweaters from the goodwill to felt and turn into something awesome (i.e. blankets mostly lol). i bought this green cashmere sweater and unfortunately it didn't felt down as much as i liked.  my stepdaughter claimed it, though as you can see, the arms are too short(for her)-

she told me after claiming it that she wanted it turned into a sweater vest.  and it worked out rather nice! i cut off the arms and hemmed them.  the first time she tried it on it was too big so i ended up taking in another inch on each side and now it's perfect!


« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2010 04:46:48 PM »

i really like the look with a collared shirt! cute
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2010 05:06:47 PM »

Really cute! I know what I'm giving for gifts for xmas this year! :0)

« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2010 07:42:46 PM »

I have a sweater just like that only it still has sleeves (and my arms are a little shorter). Awesome! How did you hem the sleeves? The only time I tried to work with a sweater it was a disaster all the way. Is this one of those sacred serger-only tasks?
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2010 07:24:00 PM »

no, i don't have a serger. when i initially bought this sweater, i was hoping that when i washed it, it would shrink the knit fibers together enough that when i cut it it wouldn't unravel. it didn't shrink down as much as i wanted, however, it must have shrunk just enough because when i cut off a sleeve and tried to pull it apart, it stayed together! 

so i ended up just hemming the sleeves like i would anything else. i was really lucky with this piece.

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