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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 co-host the Your Home Story podcast and believe you can love your home just the way it is, AND have the power to design and make big changes to make it better.
I'm also the author of DIY Wardrobe Makeovers!
New mom to baby Otto born April 2018!

Took in a sweater--BIG improvement!!

I don't have a "before" pic on this one, but I thought I'd show you a recent success I had modifying a seriously dumpy Gap sweater. I don't know why they make them so shapeless.  I used the method I explained in this tutorial, and had to take it in a couple times.

I even took in the arm, which I don't always do--when a sweater just needs a little taking in, I taper it off before the armhole.  This time, I took it in past the sleeve seam and tapered down to the cuff.  I snipped to the seam just above the sleeve seam join.

Like I said, no "before," (although I maaaaybe could find a sort of unflattering pic of me wearing it a while back... it did nothing for my small chest!)--but here's the after!

Even the arms fit really well!


Success!  Check out the tutorial here if you need to do this to any of your sweaters!

10 comments

  1. Wow that's incredible!! I've lost a lot of weight within this last year and I have a lot of clothes that don't fit that I really like, this inspires me to be able to figure out how to take them in, thanks for the tutorial, I'm going to try it--hey what's to loose?

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    1. Perfect! Yep, give it a shot before throwing them out. And congrats!

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  2. It's such a pretty color on you. Some sweaters look good slouchy, but it really depends on the proportions. 3/4 sleeve cardigans beg to be fitted, and I love the way it fits you now.

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    1. Thanks! So true, 3/4 sleeve does look better on a slimmer fitting sweater.

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  3. That looks great! I love the color.

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  4. Now a cute sweater... That would be cute over a strappy or strappless summer dress on a coolish evening...

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  5. Being a tall woman shirts rarely fit me in the waist. For some shirts/sweaters/jackets all get disproportionally wider than they do longer as the size goes up. This will definitely help to fit clothes better.

    Meg
    http://megshandmadelife.blogspot.com

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    1. So true. Taking in yourself is sometimes the only way to get stuff that fits in the waist!

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  6. Looks good, good job :)

    xoxo,
    Taylor

    taylormorgandesign.blogspot.com

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