First to my husband's surprise I cleaned - well, purged is a better word - my wardrobe closet, then scoped out my husband's sweaters. I always love my husband's sweater collection and was able to sneak a couple that he will never miss (I hope.) Here are seven sweaters laid out on my ironing board.
Not quite certain how I was going to remake a sweater I first chose a base sweater for the body - in this case the wonderful creamy sherbet green. Then I got side tracked... I needed a scarf for a blue snow coat and guess what? That ice blue sweater was the perfect color, so I cut off the sleeves and sewed the two armholes together to make . . . . . a scarf! Yes, a silly idea, but I love this scarf. It's cushy cozy and just the right length. A bonus was that the scarf ends did not need to be finished since they are the ribbed cuffs.
Back to the sweater I chose two accent colors - trimming the neckline, adding gussets and sleeve insets in the ice blue, then adding sleeves in a creamy dreamy rose.
The neckline was cut deep & wide. I thought the sweater still needed a little "pop" of color and found little orange triangular buttons to highlight the gussets and a bright yellow 5 petal flower for the front closure. There's so cute!
This was a quick project using a serger and SCHMETZ Universal 90/14 needles recycling some favorite sweaters that I just couldn't bear to give or throw away. So now I'm waiting for some warm spring weather. This little sweater will be perfect with a little white scoop or boat neck t-shirt.
Now, what am I going to do with the other 4 sweaters? What are you recycling?