Monday, April 4, 2011

Two for Two

Ok, I don't really know what has gotten into me. I guess I've been feeling a little creative or something. But, today I want to share a project that I started and finished today. Once again, I was browsing Totally Tutorials and saw this awesome sweater dress tutorial. I wanted to try it, and Matt and I stopped by the thrift store this morning. I bought two sweaters, and I spent a few hours transforming the first one from this:

Seriously? This was a SMALL sweater, too! It cracked me up reading the tag: 50% wool, 20% Mohair, 10% Acrylic, 10% Nylon. I don't think I've ever owned a piece of clothing with such a mixture... But, how ugly is the sweater? It's so baggy, it just hangs. I can't believe it is a small...what, for a small giant? ;)

Anyways, after a few hours, and some painstaking sewing, I came up with....


I mean, seriously. can you believe I made this? I'm amazed. I need some leggings, though. I have tights on, but I feel kind of naked :)

I got this sweater for $2.50, and used some thread that I already had. cost was $2.50! :) Incredible!

Well, thanks for reading, and check back tomorrow. I'm hoping to work on the second sweater and make a beautiful dress out of it as well!



  1. how did you do it?
    i don't want to go blog-hopping...

  2. Well...I didn't take pictures. But essentially I put it on inside out, pinned the sides where I wanted, sewed up the sides. Then, I cut off the sleeves, cut them down, pinned them on, and sewed them back on. In a nutshell :)I'm thinking of making it a v-neck. What do you think? :)

  3. I love it! I like it more than mine!!!! Also, way to go on the P90x! My husband is doing it right now and really enjoying it.

  4. Awesome!!! Don't do a V-Neck... I like it just. like. that.

  5. That looks great! Now I want to try it. I like this a lot. Good job Pam! Way to be creative!!