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Hello! I'm Suzannah, a serious DIYer. Follow along with my DIY fixer upper house renovations, sewing and crafty projects, real food recipes, and de-stressing goals. I'm a recovering former vegan and vegetarian, now healing with a nutrient-dense mostly Paleo diet, and love at-home CrossFit and yoga workouts. I'm also the author of DIY Wardrobe Makeovers!

New mom to baby Otto born April 2018!

Sweater surgery

Sweater renovation, I guess?  Sweater transformation.  I think that's the best term.

I bought this striped Forever 21 tunic-ey sweater at Goodwill Outlet in the bins for $1.39/lb or whatever.  It was a Large and was really loose on me, but (as you are well aware if you follow me on Pinterest!) I love stripes, and the price was right.

I tried to wear it loose, as-is, but it got even bigger as I wore it and it stretched out.

So I figured, while it was wearable, I really ought to take it in and make it fit better.  I used this method I've tutorial-ized before, and took in both sides all the way up as well as the sleeves a little.  Huge difference!

Want to see the "after"??


I seriously look like 6 inches off, I swear.  Now it's more of a dress/tunic, seriously, cuz it's so long as well as slim-fitting.

Great with leggings or something!  I think... would love to hear your ideas on how you'd wear it!  Or, have you done any remarkable sweater surgery lately??

6 comments

  1. I'm thinking it would be great if you modelled these baggy sweaters 'before' and 'after' to help some of us slower types see just what you've done. I love that you are able to make something shapeless into a wearable garment.

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  2. I would wear it with a cute red pencil skirt, for a nautical look :-)

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  3. @Shelley, it would be great if I had been able to model them, sorry.. next time! Hopefully soon we'll move and I'll have a better background to stand in front of, too.

    Fun idea, @Popababe!

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  4. love it!! i agree with popbabe7.. would look great with something red!!

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  5. Anonymous1/31/2012

    I'd wear it with tights and boots, or your skinny red jeans with ballet flats, love stripes also!

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