For today's remake, I began with two things I already had in my collection - they were old H&M sweaters that I wasn't wearing that were in my donation pile. However, for my trip to AZ I needed a couple of sweaters for one of the TV segments that I was doing, so I went right to these both.
Exhibit A (sweater which has an annoying neck):
Exhibit B (sweater which is overly pilly):
Check out and see what I crafted these two into!!
Inspired by something I had scoped out on Pinterest, I trimmed each side of the sweater about three inches, right at the neck.
I picked a fun satin ribbon in a cranberry shade, cut four equal lengths of it (about a foot for each piece), and began to stitch each piece to one of the newly trimmed four corners.
Each piece was stitched in place, and then I began to fix the raw edges of the sweater, hand stitching up and down each side to stop any fraying!
For the pilly sweater, I took my scissors...
...and cut a chunk of the arm off on each side! (I cut a piece off, about six inches.)
I did the same thing with these raw edges, taking some thread and hand stitching all the way around.
My pieces were complete and ready for some local AZ news, Sonoran Living!!
Katie is modeling the ribboned sweater...
...giving it just a little bit of glam, on top of room at the neck!
And...our model T, wore the sweater sleeves as little boot cuffs peeking out of her boots! They're awesome because they'll also help hold up socks too, depending on how fitted they are!!
Two easy projects using pieces I grabbed directly from my closet...not too bad, eh??