What’s interesting about this sweater is that I bought it as a gift for my mom a few years ago.
I started by removing the ruffle
I’m pretty bipolar when it comes to ruffles: I either love or hate them. In this instance I hate it, so off it goes.
To make this a pullover sweater, I decided to sew it shut in the front.
Simple straight stitch will be fine to sew it shut.
I tried it on, and it was a little too long… “Petite” the tag says. Yeah, I think not.
I could’ve left the edge raw because stretchy material like this is pretty forgiving, but I decided to finish it off with my favorite “lettuce leaf” technique.
I wore my mom’s, er, my “new” sweater for a girls’ night with my pal Billie. Dinner and rehearsal is always a fun time.
I started off the day with my sleeves rolled up. It looks a little lame with the black & white hanging longer than the sweater but, dangit, I was cold!
There’s always time for a selfie 🙂
Isn’t it kind of amazing how things seem to come full circle? I bought a gift for mom, she wore it & loved it, gave to me to wear (and love!), and soon I’ll probably donate it and the cycle will continue…