Today’s Outfit

Here’s what I wore to church this morning:

Yep that’s my magnolia skirt from last week, plus another recent project…

I found the jumper in a charity shop a month or so back, when it looked like this:

Check out those sleeves!  I looked like an American footballer in it.  There are no photos of me wearing it (that’s deliberate) but if there were, you’d literally be knocked out by the size of my shoulders.

So, I chopped off the sleeve edges, folded the excess under, and used a combination of straight and zigzag stitching to secure it in place.  Thing is, there’s still a tendency for the knit to unravel, and I’m not quite sure about my methods.  If it had been woven fabric, or even a close knit, I would’ve made armhole facings and sorted it that way… but how to manage this loose chunky stuff?

Has anyone else adapted knits like this?  How did you do it?

2 thoughts on “Today’s Outfit

  1. Hi

    I have never done this myself but it occurs to me that binding the seam would allow you to set your machine to much smaller stitches sew that there is less chance for the fabric to unravel. I would imagine however that a binding with a slight stretch would make it an easier task.

    • Thanks Lesley, I will definitely bear that in mind for future projects. Come to think of it, I may actually have done that on a previous jumper restyle… doh, I’m supposed to be learning!

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