So this DIY Thursday is actually a flip that is very easy to do-it-yourself.
I got this sweater a few months ago from Cotton On and I thought I loved it. I wore it once for Thanksgiving, and clearly did not love it as much:
Its just very droopy and the sleeves are too long, and so you'd think it was a more oversized look, only its too short for that. Its just an odd shape all around.
So let's make a cardigan!
Step 1: Take a look at your odd sweater one last time. Find the center of the front (I just used a stitch line for guidance) and cut that sucker down the middle.
Step 2: Cut off the sleeves at the seam. Now you can see just how much extra room there is at the sides of this sweater. Sew with serger or zig-zag stitch excess fullness off the sides. I took about 2" off each side.
Step 3: Sew the sleeves back on.
Step 4: Try on the almost-finished project and mark where you want to cut off those go-go gadget sleeves. Finish the sleeves and the front edges of the sweater with serger and fold over. Press (I put a piece of cotton over it just in case the metallic melted) and hem with zig-zag stitch.
You can easily do this with any old sweater you have lying around that isn't getting as much wear as it should. This way, I can pair an awesome gold cardigan with any blah outfit and I have instant sparkle.
Have fun sweater-flipping.