So, I made this sweatshirt (slash cardigan slash blazer?) kind of on a whim. Didn’t plan it up, improvised and made it up as I went along. Let’s hope it makes sense. By all means, if you decide to make this – improvise the heck out of it and see what works best for you !
ALSO – save two of the scraps leftover from this project. I’ll indicate what pieces to save. DIY’s using those leftovers coming soon 😉
– Crewneck sweatshirt. Hanes is about $5. *
– A good pair of scissors
– Measuring tape
– Hot glue gun…BUT preferably thread/sewing needles
– Vintage brooch (possibly)
*I used a size Medium. I think, because of the nature of the finished product, a small would have worked better for me. For reference – I’m pretty small, about 5’2″, and usually wear a size small or medium (but usually a medium for comfort’s sake). Given that information, you can hopefully gauge what size sweater you can work with. Just remember that these crewnecks are not fitted to begin with.
6) Going back to the vertical slit you made in the middle of the sweater – accordian fold both sides so that there about 3 or 4 folds. Pin this and carefully try it on. You will most likely have to readjust the folds for a better fit, several times.
EDIT: I’d really recommend using a needle and thread to secure everything together; it will hold up much better than hot glue. I used hot glue the first time around since I was just playing around with the idea of making a sweatshirt into a blazer, but a needle and thread would be a much better choice!
Figuring out the folds be a little tricky, as can trying to get the sweater to have a fitted – well – fit to it. Just keep trying it on and re-pinning until you get it right.
*Check the comments for some great closure suggestions by Aureolis!