|Please ignore the fact that my light fixture looks like a crown~|
-2 sweaters, if you're a real trendsetter, they don't even have to match!
-thread, scissors, chalk
1) Start by marking your sweater with the outline of a new, wider and slightly deeper neckline. It doesn't have to be drastic. Mine was widened about 3/4" on each side, tapering out to approximately 1.5"-1.75" in the centre front. I also cut the back a bit too but wish I had left it closer to the original neckline, so don't take too much out here.
2) Once your happy with the new outline and are sure that it's symmetrical, cut it out. Serge or zigzag your neckline edge as soon as possible to avoid fraying and stretching.
3) Set that piece aside and lay out your second sweater. We're going to make this into a cowl for the neckline. Mark and cut a line somewhere between the underarm area and bustline. Again, serge or zigzag as soon as you can.
4) Now, pin the cowl to the body. Be careful to make sure that the right side of the cowl is touching the inside or wrong side of the body and raw edges are even. Your seam will end up on the outside. That's OK, because once it's turned over the cowl will cover it up. This way the side seams will also be finished on the outside.
It's that easy! You're done! Just turn the cowl out to the right side, try it on, and check out your new hot mama sweater!
|Oooh la la! Va va voom! Hubba hubba!|
And don't forget about those left over sleeves from the second sweater. Just cut them off, serge the edge and you have a new pair of leg warmer/boot socks!
Some people have very strong feelings about turtlenecks...are you one of them? Do you find them constricting or do you think they're cozy as a cocoon? Leave a comment~
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