I noticed this sweater at the thrift shop because I liked the short sleeves and the overall length. It was obviously too big, but a quick look in the mirror and some cinching it in from behind told me it had possibilities. Wardrobe Refashionistas are always chopping up sweaters and creating different shapes, so I figured I could give it a try, too. Gotta start somewhere!
Oh, but was I ever scared! Even though the sweater was only $2.50, I hated to ruin it and waste the money. I asked for advice, and several wonderful people told me exactly what to do. Thanks, Janey, Zumbida, and Myra! They all said to baste first, then use a zig zag stitch. Worked like a charm!
How do you like my scarecrow pose? People keep asking me why I never have a head. Well, because I always look wretched when I'm working on this stuff. Hair a mess, bleary eyes.
A slightly more natural pose, albeit headless.