I’m delusional. I bought a Small Petite sweater. At some point we will dive into my White Pants Habit (it’s a problem… I admit it freely) – but I also have a Pink Sweater Habit. And this pink sweater was never a friend to me.
You know that thing where you jam your size 10 feet into shoes that don’t fit, then clomp around hoping that no one will notice because you love the shoes and they only had one pair, and they were a size eight… Well I did that with this sweater. But luckily the internet was there to save me. The internet told me to cut my sweater up. So I did.
(I have this overwhelming desire to fit “cut a bitch” into this post, but I can’t figure out how to make it happen – feel free to incorporate the phrase into your comments!)
So if YOU have a sweater that can only be worn under scarves and jackets while standing, I encourage you to grab your scissors and cut yourself free of the oppression of short dumb sweaters (orchestra music swells).
I’m crafty, but I’m no Modern Homemaker, so I grabbed some pink fabric that was left over from Eleanor’s holiday stocking project, and used the thread that was already loaded on my sewing machine. I guess what I’m saying is that it looks better from about 10 feet away than it does up close, but that’s my fault because I’m impatient and didn’t want to go to a fabric store on Black Friday. Otherwise it was really easy and took about 1 hour from start to finish.
While I was at it, I also patched a hole in my jeans. Scroll down to see a picture of how that hole came to be. Notice that my pink sweater abuse goes back a few years (that is a different sweater, which I love.) I patched the jeans with an iron-on denim patch applied to the interior. It took 5 minutes. The jeans have been sitting in my closet for 2 years waiting for me to get around to that little repair.
I’m mildly fascinated by Refashion projects. I’ve been looking for great examples online, and honestly lots of them look a little, um, well, Nice Try. But the sweater/cardigan conversion is pretty easy and has consistently positive outcomes. In other words, you cardiCAN do it. Zing!
So yeah… I’m crafty.
(Bruce’s feedback: “that picture looks like The Human Centipede”, and then he said “I’m a cardigAN, not a cardigAN’T” like George Lopez. The jokes just keep comin’, folks.)