Wednesday, January 12, 2011

(altered) black sweater

old sweater


Considering that it seems to be the rainy season now and it does get chilly in the mornings every now and then, I thought to turn my old black knit sweater into a size suitable for my two, nearly three year old Kaeden. I have had this sweater for many years, bought for me by Brian when we were still newlyweds. I love the many small buttons down the front and flap pockets. Unfortunately, I could no longer wear it. I'll like to blame the knitted nature of it and that it shrank after many washings.
But I know better.

To alter the sweater, I simply took in the sides and shorten the length, by overlocking the seams and stitching in the hem. I cut the sleeves up to a suitable length, rolled up twice and hand stitched them into place. I also added two pockets, using brown polka dot and black linen for the under side. I thought the pockets helped cheered the otherwise dowdy look of the sweater.

playing golf

playing golf

Have you got an old outer wear you'd like to alter?
Here's a great tutorial: how to refashion a cardigan , I chanced upon.


  1. Super cute, and clever! And he looks like he likes it too!


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