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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Sweater Refashion

This wool sweater holds lots of memories for me. My college roommate bought 2 of them from the Express and we wore them constantly. At some point after college, she shrunk the sleeves and it became mine permanently. Because I've gained some weight in the past few years, it hasn't fit me well. I've almost donated it a dozen times, but I just can't! Last night I decided to make some "adjustments". I cut off the sleeves and cut down the middle to make it into a short sleeve cardigan. I added 3 buttons to keep it closed at the top. It fits my ever growing tummy a little better now.
I might be able to wear a long sleeved shirt underneath. I'll try that, since it's still 30 degrees outside this week. What do you think? Is this an improvement? It hasn't been worn in a few years, but I'm wearing it right now so I guess that's something.


Lindsey said...

reduce, REUSE, recycle! :-)
Great job....interpreters can never have too many cardigans either!

Colleen said...

That is such a good idea. I feel like going through my closet now and bringing all of my sweaters that don't fir right over to you to help me!!! he he

Carey-Life in the Carpool Lane said...

So cute...You did a great job giving that sweater a second life!

I'm Just Me said...

Super cute!! I love it! I think it is an "improvement" just because you didn't toss made it work for you :-)

ryleeandnoahsmom said...

I love it! You made it look very "in" with the short sleeves and 3 buttons at the top.

As for the "ever growing tummy" comment, I think we all weigh a little more than our pre-kids self did, but couldn't help but wonder if you were trying to tell us something!?

You always have such a creative way of looking at things, and I love that about you!

ookamama said...

ur so amazing. thats' all,,, ur simply amazing....!!

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Suzie said...

What a wonderful idea I love it!!!!

mom said...

It's great Amy Jo....looks really nice honey


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