It's sweater weather ya'll!
I've been waiting impatiently for the temperature to cool down. Having lived in California my whole life, it shouldn't come as a surprise that it stays warm until November or December. But every year I continue to complain that it's too darn hot for Fall.
I got this sweater from my favorite thrift store for $1.25.
It's kind of cute the way it is, right? I had this idea in my head that I would wear it as a mini dress with tights and heels....but then I put it on. You see, that may work for tall, skinny girls, but I'm a short, curvy girl. It was a no go. So I got creative.
I took the shoulder pads out, of course. I also removed the buttons, thinking that I was going to keep the length. I was going to replace the gold buttons with larger, black buttons.
After I removed the shoulder pad and tried the sweater on, everything changed. I realized the arm pits were droopy, the sleeves were loose, and the length was terrible.
I changed plans and decided to make a cropped sweater.
This is pretty much my new favorite thing. I've done this with a couple of my husband's old t-shirts recently. It's so simple and so cute! I'll show you the t-shirts soon.
After I trimmed the bottom, I hemmed it, and I took in the sides and the sleeves to make it a little more shapely and a little less droopy.
|Testing out a new model pose, apparently|
Much better. I adore this sweater now! I wore it yesterday and I wanted as many people as possible to see it. You know the feeling :).
It looks like things are going to remain cool for the time being so I'll have to work on some more sweater projects for you.