A (machine knit) sweater was maimed in the making of this blog post.
If this makes you squeamish, read no further!
Spring has most definitely sprung around here recently, and we are shedding our winter coats for those cozy transition-time sweaters...
A few months ago I found this beauty on the sale rack at Anthropologie (no one actually buys anything full-price there, do they?), and I'm finally getting the chance to wear it. It attracts many compliments I must say! It's curvy with lots of detail cabling!
And it got me to thinking about this bottom-drawer dweller of mine that I've had for a couple seasons at least. It's not curvy. It has minimal detail. It really just hangs there loosely, really loosely. Remember the days of over-sized everything? So, it sat in a drawer, which really made me think this sweater and I had nothing to lose.
Poor thing; first thing I did was gut it right up the centre.
Next, I decided to serge some double-fold seam binding to the edge to stabilize it.
Ahem... bad decision.
Round two -- I serged the raw edge (without the binding), folded, pinned, basted, then sewed down the cut edge. I lost the cable detail in the process (it's folded to the inside). Oh well.
Then I gathered the back, added a wide elastic and there she is! Ready to romp!
And now we're all thinking about dancing sweaters, I give you this gem from the early 90's.