Friday, November 11, 2011

Sweater Weather

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.

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