Now it's a relatively sleek cowl/turtle neck, courtesy of Burda Magazine.
I used pattern #104 from the September, 2012 issue.
It's one of those sleeper patterns. A great basic that's hidden behind other less interesting garments. Like this jumper.
There was tons of room for the body pieces. But it is a lucky thing that my arms are short. The pattern has much higher sleeve caps than the original, dropped shoulder, design.
|Sleeve cuffs use the original hem|
For the turtleneck collar, I used the width of the original front hem, which was about the height of the collar Burda called for. It rolls to the inside too. Doesn't bother me in the slightest.
I constructed the entire thing on my serger. The fabric is ethereal.
Love it! Talk about taking a lose to a win. Brava!ReplyDelete
Great transformation! So much nicer, and far more wearable now that it fits! You're so right about some of the Burda patterns. I'd seen that turtleneck but didn't take much notice of it, probably because the colours and fabric aren't me. But it looks totally different in the navy mohair. Terrific job!ReplyDelete
Great refashionating there!!!ReplyDelete
Creative and beautiful.ReplyDelete
great refashioning - I too am just making something out of a kaftan (unwanted gift).ReplyDelete
This is brilliant! I've just started thinking that it's worth my limited sewing time to refashion garments that have grown to be unloved. This is a fashionable "new" sweater. I have passed on to you the One Lovely Blog award, if you would like the button it is here http://mezzocouture.wordpress.com/2012/12/08/happy-belated-birthday-giveaway/ReplyDelete
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