Thursday, December 29, 2011

Thrifted :: Chopped :: Refashioned ::

Thrifted :: Chopped :: Refashioned ::

Thrifted :: Chopped :: Refashioned ::

Thrifted :: Chopped :: Refashioned ::

Thrifted :: Chopped :: Refashioned ::

Thrifted :: Chopped :: Refashioned ::

XXL Joseph A. Banks Merino wool cabled sweater :: $8 :: Thrifted

You can see the supertoogigantic for me original here. I still have the whole lower portion to work with. I planned to add it to this somehow, but I like this the way it is.

Here are the, convoluted, construction steps
~ I chopped the body to just under my bust
~ Re-sized the arms and body ( left the lower arm area loose and long-ish)
~ I used the wrong side of the portions that were left over after resizing (two smallish triangular-ish pieces) for the lower portion
~ I stitched them together on the diagonal at the pointed ends and trimmed the opposite ends to the same width as the upper portion of the sweater.
~ I did the same for the lower section.
~ I bought the lower portion upwards and stitched it to the upper section.

Please see the sketch I made that, hopefully, makes this wordy explanation clearer :o)

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