Tuesday, May 30
I have this one wool sweater that has been my favorite for years. I got it at a sample sale for $5 while I was working at Burton Snowboards. Green, boiled wool -- it wore like a tank. A friend had the same sweater in blue, she swore by it as well. Years have gone by, and when I wore the sweater this year i noticed that the sleeves were now 3/4 length and the body was getting shorter. I contemplated donating it, but couldn't bear to truly give it up. After studying it for a little while, I decided to try to alter it to fit my little boy.
I believe it's what you call raglan style, so I cut the sleeves down and cut the body down. A little bit of stitching and voila - my favorite sweater is now a size 3T. I purposely sewed the seems on the outside and then tried to make them as neat as possible. I like the look, really casual.
Posted by mandy at 7:29 PM