Mar 15, 2013 | Post by: Meghan

Bye, Bye, Winter! Final Winter CIY: A Little Houndstooth Sweater Redo

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!

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Quick Tip:  I used a zig zag seam.  This will help prevent your sweater from fraying. Also, allow about an inch seam allowance.

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 Houndstooth Sweater

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