Ruffle Sweater Redo

I have had a grey sweater for a number of years, but said sweater is from my PB days (Pre-Baby days).  While I still love it, it just doesn’t fit quite the same anymore.  I mean, I was no super model in those PB days, but wearing this sweater as-is in the now Post-Baby days… well, it just made me look fat.

So, refashionista hat on! (And P.S. what great timing, since there’s a Refashionista Event going on over at I Am Momma Hear Me Roar – you’ve gotta check it out)

Turn a sweater into a ruffle cardigan

Original sweater

Cut it in half

Sew some coordinating knit fabric onto each side
(this knit was from a dress I have had since high school … seriously)

Add a ruffled strip of knit on top of the first one.  There are lots of different ways to make ruffles. I sewed two basting stitches down the center of a strip of knit and gently pulled on the bobbin threads until it was the right length. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy. I also took in the arms a bit, so it was a little more fitted.

Now here’s a cardigan that does not make me feel fat.

Linking up to:

make it wear it


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  1. wow jessimica! i’m so impressed! i love it! :) (yes, i totally started stalking this blog now too…)

  2. You shouldn’t feel fat! You should feel fabulous in that!!! Great job! I have those kinds of sweaters too – pre-baby belly :) Now I know what to do with them :)

  3. Hey, I think this is darling. So much that I made one of my own and posted it today. Come on over if you want to check it out.


  4. So sorry the link party had closed by the time you tried. I should have made it last longer. Great sweater refashion. I love the double row if ruffles. I also love that you have a cool orange wall to use for photos. How fun!


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