As I remember the weather this time last year, I recall the warm breeze and slight sunburn I received on St. Patrick’s Day. Today (almost one year later) it is 38 degrees and raining. Spring, where art thou?!?!?! No, seriously where the heck are you? I am getting tired of being cold and pale. So, I have decided (in the hopes of channeling warm weather and all things spring) to make this my final winter CIY project.
I stumbled upon this cute houndstooth sweater at the thrift store, but it was way too big. I passed it up, but then went back to see if I could use it for something. My initial thought was to use it for mittens since it was too large for me to actually wear. When I grabbed the sweater to chop it up for a pair of gloves, I decided I actually liked it and wanted to add it to my winter wardrobe. I took a look at it and realized I could quickly (and easily) transform it into a smaller size that would actually fit me. I went to the fabric store and bought new buttons for the sweater. I really wanted to jazz it up a bit. This was super easy (and super cheap) wardrobe addition!
Quick Tip: I used a zig zag seam. This will help prevent your sweater from fraying. Also, allow about an inch seam allowance.