I hate sweater dresses with a passion…
Maybe if I didn’t have the largest hips/thighs on planet earth, I would like sweater dresses. But, until I get a new body from the waist down… I’ll have to keep making modifications when I find these at thrift stores.
Luckily, they’re pretty easy to alter 🙂
And, let’s just say it, the sweater is too small overall anyway… so I used the scrap I had just cut off to add some inserts to the side seams.
I didn’t need both pieces, so I put one in my stash and cut the other scrap in half.
I didn’t measure or anything… this is strictly DIY.
I turned my sweater inside out and cut the existing seam up to the armpit.
Then, I pinned the scrap to one side (Right Sides Together).
Because I didn’t cut the top piece of the scrap on the angle, this is what it looked like after I sewed the opposite piece of the scrap to the other open seam of the sweater..
Oh well… Ain’t nothing I can do now but roll with it. So, I just cut off this excess. I repeat the process on the remaining side seam and this is how it turned out.
I just left the bottom hem raw.
Despite my cutting blunder, I think the insert turned out alright…
I’ve actually had this sweater finished for a while now but October has been the gloomiest month in recorded history in Indiana! I never had a chance to take clear pictures….
And this day was no exception! 🙂 Oh well…
This one was pretty easy. My hips/thighs are still gynormous but this hem line is definitely more flattering.
The sweater itself is really nice too. It’s lightweight for these fall days that want to be summer days, yet sheer enough I can layer with a jacket when it feels like winter. A very versatile piece.
Happy DIY-ing! 🙂