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« on: November 27, 2007 09:53:12 AM »

I lack the foresight needed for before pictures. But I had all these sweaters that don't fit quite right, or that I've shrunk in the wash, or were just out of date. I decided to franken-sweater them - cutting them up and sewing back together into something lovely. It was great fun!
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« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2007 09:54:27 AM »

I really like the green one. great idea.
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« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2007 09:56:02 AM »

those are great... the green is my favorite also
question - how do you sew a sweater? was it by hand?
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« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2007 09:56:33 AM »

oh what a brilliant idea!!! i have been holding onto 4 or more sweaters for the same reason!!!!

thanks for sharing!!!
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« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2007 10:01:38 AM »

A couple parts I sewed by hand, but most I used my serger for. I think if you don't mind the ruffled edge exposed seam look (like in the top photo) you could use the zig zag stitch on a regular sewing machine. If you're afraid it will pull and stretch too much you could sew over paper to stabilize (I did that on the green sweater to keep the ribbing from ruffling)
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« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2007 10:09:49 AM »

I really like the way you combined elements. And the sleeves on the first piece are lovely and long.
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« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2007 12:21:54 PM »

Beautiful and warm  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2007 12:31:09 PM »

I love them all.  Thank you for sharing!
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« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2007 03:02:33 PM »

Very cool! I've been thinking about doing this for a while, but worried about them unraveling when cutting them.  What do you do to keep this from happening?

Thanks!!! Grin
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« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2007 03:55:13 PM »

Oh, good job! I really like the 1st one!
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