Sunday, November 4, 2012

Old Man Sweaters


I didn't think it was possible but there are sweater makeovers! So I gambled $2 on a thrift sweater from LLBean...

And followed the directions from:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xMtQ6H1TCA alter a sweater I took in the sides and the sleeves and set the sleeves in an inch or so in each shoulder. It was surprisingly easy.

Now I have an outfit to brave the cold, wet winds of Victoria in.


I hereby declare "Open season" on old man sweaters!
Go check out other fashion ideas at:
http://notdeadyetstyle.blogspot.ca/2012/11/visible-monday-71-camouflaged.html

and for some leftover Halloween fun
Fiona a la Bela Lugosi
Note to self: Dogs do not like having makeup put on even if they are a hit with trick or treaters.

BE SURE TO VOTE ON TUESDAY!

10 comments:

Patti said...

Yes! Slim sleeves make a world of difference - well done! Thanks for sharing this with Visible Monday and have a wonderful week.

Jean at www.drossintogold.com said...

This is a great re-do. I tend to get very complicated with mine and it's wonderful to see how sometimes less is more in the alterations/upcycling department. You look great. I think I might be able to finish a sweater tonight with your inspiration.

~julee~ said...

I'm quite fond of old man sweaters myself! Yours turned out great!

Judy C said...

You did a fabulous job on the sweater. I love the pattern and it looks like a great winter find.

Debbi@SheAccessorizesWell said...

I am going to check out that video. You really did a great redo on the sweater. I had no idea one could look so different.
Your post made me laugh about Fiona. She looks so funny in the picture.

Jeanine Byers said...

Can't believe you got that sweater for $2. It's beautiful and you did a great job with it!

laurie said...

wow, such a transformation. i'm sure you will get much use out of your up-cycled sweater this winter!

Val Sparkle said...

I think I should watch that video, too. I tend to shy away from sewing, especially knits, but you make it sound easy. And it looks great! Thanks for the tip!

Melanie said...

Wonderful makeover! This looks great.

kaffesoester said...

What a brilliant way to change a man's old sweater! It looks great with your dress. You're a very talented lady, both with thread and needle, and with dog make-up!