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« on: January 07, 2008 09:44:05 AM »

Don't know if it's the right place but.. I need suggestions and help!

I have this old sweater that was of my grandmother. She left me and I am affectionate to her things.
For this reason I want to try to save this sweater and wear it (I also like the color and the fabric) but, as you can see, it's too large, classic, and.. yes.. is an old woman sweater!
I have no such great skills in sewing, so I really don't know how reconstruct it. Resize it and cut the sleeves? Or... any ideas to make it unique??!?
If you have some time or some good suggestions I'd really appreciate them! Cheesy

Thanks for reading!
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2008 10:19:52 AM »

you could change it into a carigain, there are some tuts on here to make some lovley ones, it seems easy enough as long as you can straight stich and do bootons, they dont even need to functional ones!
 i jsut quite like the idea of making a cardy out of jumber and eying it up for my next project i think.

« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2008 10:21:35 AM »

Condolences on the passing of your grandmother. My mom was recently left a sweater or two of my grandma's, and since they are a bit baggy she's just sewing up the sides to make it more fitted. I never like messing with necklines on knit pieces (I'm not quite a good enough seamstress to make it look good unless I have trim or bias tape to finish off the edges), so maybe you could cut off the sleeves and tailor the sides more while keeping the turtleneck part...
really you could do just about anything to a sweater, just do a little planning first.

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« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2008 10:23:51 AM »

You could resize it to fit and add a cute applique or buttons to update it.

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