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Baggy hubby sweater turned chic.

This sweater was purchased a few years back for my hubby. Unfortunately he only wore it a few times before I accidentally tossed it in the dryer and shrunk it.
Oooops!!!

I liked the pattern and it was very warm so I kept the sweater for myself. 

However, since it was super baggy, I didn't wear it that often. 
After my post on DIY Wardrobe I became inspired to make some of my own clothing.
I decided to start with the shrunken sweater.
Here is the sweater before



And here is what it looks like now


This was the easiest thing ever. I cut the sides off leaving about an inch extra on each side (just encase it was too tight and I needed to re-sew it.) I then put the sleeves on and pulled them up to were I wanted them and marked them with a washable white crayon. Again I cut them a little longer so that I had room to work with, then sewed them to the sweater. I also took in the seam on the arm about an inch so they were not as baggy. After I tried it on and decided it fit well I cut off all the excess fabric and voila... one new addition to my wardrobe.


50 comments:

  1. It looks great. I don't know how you kept it from unraveling and bunching up? Fantastic job.
    Lisa

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  2. @outjunking I've done other sweaters that bunched up. Not sure why this one didn't. As far as unraveling, I just made sure I sewed it quickly after cutting. You could also sew it before cutting then just cut of the excess.

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  3. Awesome job! It looks fantastic!

    evie @ brown paper packages

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  4. Great job! I love that you reclaimed the sweater!

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  5. Amazing job! I love the transformation.

    ~Mrs. Delightful
    ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  6. LOVE it!! I'm such a fan of argyle, too. ;-)

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  7. great project - it looks fabulous on you now!

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  8. I suppose if my husband ever decides he doesn't like his one and only argyle sweater I could do this! It was a challenge to get him to even buy one and he wears it once in a while... we'll see. Love yours!

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  9. Wow! So great idea. What a nice sweater you got :) I must check the wardrobe :)

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  10. Just bought a sewing machine for projects like this :)

    Sarah @ dwellonjoy.blogspot.com

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  11. This came out so good. I will definitely keep this in mind next time I accidentally shrink one of my husband's sweaters. :)

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  12. What a great idea! I have such a hard time finding sweaters that fit right. I will *have* to try this!

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  13. Cute! It looks great as a fitted top! I did this with some sweatpants and it was so fun to do!

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  14. That turned out great - what a cute look!

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  15. Very creative.. I LOVE it.. So pretty... :)))

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  16. Oh my goodness, what a difference. I love it!

    I'd love for you to link up and share: http://tutusandteaparties.blogspot.com/2011/12/pinteresting-link-party-week-twenty.html

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  17. I love it!!!! I need to do this to a few sweaters. I'm featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. Grab my "featured" button.

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  18. Awesome... I'm going to give this a try with some of the sweaters I bought while I was pregnant- it was easier to just buy bigger rather than find maternity wear! :)

    I found you at Fireflies & Jellybean’s link up party. I'm working to build my blog and would to hear your feedback. Please stop by if you get a chance: www.SerendipityandSpice.blogspot.com

    Thanks!

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  19. This turned out great. You'd never guess what the "before" looked like. Good Job!!

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  20. Looks great! Do you know how to make small sweaters look bigger?? :)) Just Kidding!

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  21. How clever! I am losing weight and will be able to alter my wardrobe as I go! I am saving $10 for each pound that I lose to help buy new clothes when I am smaller, but this will really help me along the way. Thanks for sharing!

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  22. You are one hot mama!! That looks so good on you. Sometimes, I really wish I knew how to sew.

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  23. what a great & thrifty idea!! I so will be doing this! :)

    I featured this on my blog today:
    http://christinasadventures.com/2012/01/sunday-features-54.html

    And I pinned it too:
    http://pinterest.com/christinasadven/20-below-features/

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  24. great idea looks wonderful on you.

    I'll have to steal...

    I mean borrow a few old sweaters from Mr G

    - KAT -

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  25. This is so great. I am going to keep this, so when I lose weight I can still wear my favorite sweater. Thanks for sharing!

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  26. You look fabulous in that new look. Sadly, I am wondering if the baggy version would be better for me. :0 The holidays and then some have taken their toll but I'm back on it. I want to take my hubby's sweaters in too. :0 Thanks for sharing on Motivated Monday at BeColorful.
    Pam

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  27. The sweater looks awesome now ! I hope that you will share it at my party, Some Good Stuff: http://some-good-times.blogspot.com/2012/01/some-good-stuff-2.html

    Megan

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  28. rock on! i have been buying cute clothes at thriftstores that are too big but cute...hoping i could do this. i have been too scared thinking once i tore the clotes apart i wouldnt be able to put them back together again! your post inspires me to break out my sewing machine and get busy!

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  29. So cute! Wow, I never would have thought that sweater would be cute, but you look like 2 different people in those pics.

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  30. Great job! This is so cute! Thanks so much for linking up to Made With Love! I'm featuring you on my FB page tonight! http://www.facebook.com/SewChatty

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  31. I'm so inspired to raid my husband's closet now. He's averse to wearing sweaters for some reason. You provided the perfect motivation!

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  32. Found you through the Sew Much Ado Linky Party!! You did an amazing job on the sweater. If you hadnt told me I'd have thought you bought it like that!! I have almost the same argyle sweater as your refashioned one that I payed 64$ from at Tommy Hilfiger, if i knew how to make one myself I'd have saved some money!! I am now Following you and I would love for you to drop by and Follow back!! Find me at:

    http://www.twotinytyrants.blogspot.com/

    Have a fantastic day!!

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  33. You are awesome so I featured you at my Hookin Up with HoH Party!

    Feel free to stop by for a button if you'd like. :)

    xoxo

    Allison @ House of Hepworths

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  34. this rocks! time to raid my husband's closet... ;o)

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  35. I love this! I have got to learn how to sew, oh yeah and get a sewing maching that works!

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  36. I love it, it looks amazing. Thanks for linking up at So Very Crative. I featured this today, make sure to stop by and check it out!
    http://soverycreative.blogspot.com/2012/01/perfect-fit-sweater.html

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  37. Love the change. Need to try this with some old sweaters from my baggy period. :)
    Meredith From A Mother Seeking Come find me on my blog, A Mother Seeking...

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  38. I love repurposing so much! Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday.

    Melanie
    www.bearrabbitbear.com

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  39. I absolutely love this...I am going to go raid my hubby's closet and see if I can find a new outfit for myself...
    Corrina
    http://thingsiliketomake.blogspot.com

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  40. This is such a great idea! :) Michael has several I could do this with!

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  41. That is really cute, need to try it !

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  42. Love this post! I'm having a linky party, and would love for you to join! Here is the link http://www.thesouthernproductqueen.com/one-stop-shoppe-linky-party-3 Thanks for sharing!!!

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