Black and White Sweater for the better

I don’t know what it is with me and pictures but I’m not the best at it.  I look mad in this one.  But the sweater turned out cute.
Before: plain blah sweater.

After laying out my sweater as flat as possible I buttoned it up and measured up 8in. from the bottom and marked it with dressmaker chalk.

I placed some blue painters tape across my marking so I could cut the sweater without it wanting to fray on me.  

The extra piece I cut off the bottom of the sweater I used to make a ruffle around the bottom edge.  To make a ruffle all you need to do is set your sewing machine to the longest stitch length possible and stitch up the edge about 1/2 inch in.  Then when finished you will pull up on your thread to gather.  I made my gathers very loose because there wasn’t much fabric to work with and I still wanted that continuous look to the sweater but with a little something to it.  I sure hope that makes sense.  I was able to taper the ends of the sweater up so it would have a round flow to the sweater.  Where it was longer in the back than the front.

I also overlocked the seam of the ruffle and sweater so it wouldn’t ravel on me. 

Was able to make another contrasting ruffle in black to go around the hood and down the front edge .   For some extra pizazz.

Finished sewing the ruffle up the front edge and  done.  New re-vamped black and white sweater, for the better.  LOL.
Love it!


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  1. Hey…. great redo on the sweater. I'm your newest follower.


  2. Great.


  3. Awesome!!!


  4. You have a lot of great stuff over here! Thanks for stopping by my blog and spreading the blog love!Krystine


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