I have found in the weeks following my creation of a repurposed sweater-skirt that I haven’t worn it much. I still like the concept and look, but not the functionality. This inspired me to take a different approach with the same sweater in a different color.
I have been jonesing for a poncho-like/shawl piece for quite some time. To steer my sweater in this direction, I cut open the side seams of the body and straight down the arms.
Then, I pinned and sewed over the entire bottom to finish these cut seams.
Here is what I ended up with:
And here is the piece from various (selfie) angles as I had envisioned it to be worn.
As happy as I was with the end product, I had to think about the practicality of trying to wear this with a coat. I love that it could double as a scarf.
Or triple as a hood…
While I’m sure there is something similar on Pinterest or other areas of the internet, I can proudly say I thought this up all on my own while taking an extra long shower one evening. Now I have an even better idea for this same sweater in grey…the color I wear the most.
Same poncho-style, more freedom for my arms…off to the shower I go.