Apr 24, 2013 | Post by: Meghan 3 Comments

CIY: Windowpane Print Sweater

I was really inspired by all of the windowpane fashion from Monday’s post.  My eye was really drawn to the white sweater with the windowpane print sleeves.  So cute and classy! Thanks, Wendy from Wendy’s Lookbook for the lovely inspiration! I was so excited to get this project started that I grabbed an old black cardigan I had lying around and went to town! 

Supplies:

– Sweater

– Windowpane print fabric (I bought my from Fishman’s Fabrics)

– Black thread

– Seam ripper

– Scissors

– Straight pins

– Sewing machine

Windowpane sweater// ww.happinessiscreating.com{Step 1}: Turn your sweater inside out.

Windowpane sweater// ww.happinessiscreating.com

{Step 2}:  Take your seam ripper and remove your sleeve from you sweater.  You will want to go all the way around the armpit area first to remove the entire sleeve. Once the sleeve is removed, you will want to rip the seam out all the way down the entire sleeve.  Repeat this step on your other sleeve.

Windowpane sweater// ww.happinessiscreating.com{Step 3}: Take your sleeve and open it up.  Lay it flat on your fabric.  This will be your pattern for your new fun windowpane sleeve!  Pin around your pattern securing it to your fabric.  Once secure, cut around your pattern.   Repeat this step with your other sleeve.

Windowpane sweater// www.happinessiscreating.com{Step 4}: Fold your fabric in half so the patterned side is facing in.  You will want to pin the straight side of your pattern together.  Once your sleeve is pinned, you will sew the two sides together, stopping at the arm opening. Windowpane sweater// www.happinessiscreating.com

{Step 5}: After you sew your sleeve together, you will want to finish off the end (i.e. where your sweater hits your wrist).  Slightly fold the end over, then over again, and pin.  Sew around the end finishing it off.  Repeat this step on the other sleeve.

Windowpane sweater// www.happinessiscreating.com{Step 6}: Turn your sleeve right side out.  Take your sleeve and put it inside the arm opening of your sweater (see below picture).  Then, line the opening of your sleeve with the opening of your sweater.  Pin your sleeve to your sweater and sew all the way around the arm opening.

Windowpane sweater// www.happinessiscreating.com

 Windowpane sweater// www.happinessiscreating.com

 There you go!  You now have a fun, trendy, revamped sweater.

Windowpane sweater// www.happinessiscreating.com

 Windowpane sweater// www.happinessiscreating.com{Photo credit: Right – Wendy’s Lookbook}

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