Knitting Wadder no more (?)

Last of my 2014 make was a fix. With your encouragements I took the plunge & refashioned my Michelin Man sweater into a Wang S/S 2010 Wannabe. To recap….

I wanted to go from this:

to this:

And here’s what I ended up with

 

Alteration Notes

I didn’t bother with pattern this time. Just wing it as I went along. I did manage to take some photos along the way. Pictures worth thousands of words innit!

2-alter

The Verdict

As expected it’s still a brave silhouette to wear. Best on a feeling tall day. But because the sweater is so comfy I’ve been wearing it even on not my brightest days. So let’s call it a win even if the fashion police in you want to issue me a fine, okay?

4 thoughts on “Knitting Wadder no more (?)

  1. Wow that took determination…. it was definitely worth it though, it’s more than just wearable, it looks really fashion forward (in a good way) now. I still really like that damask flocked pencil skirt by the way. I’ve just taken up knitting again with a vengeance after a huge hiatus, and I’m finding that now I’m just paranoid about ending up with wadders, and fitting, fitting, fretting, fretting as I go. I just frogged something after only knitting about 20% because I could tell it was too big. I think it’s a by product of sewin, being hypercritical about the fit of knitting. :( But I know you said in a previous blog that this one just wouldn’t unravel, so fantastic that you have been able to salvage it so spectacularly.

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  2. Are you crazy? What fine? I love the oversized sleeves – they accentuate your waist so nicely. And it must be a win-win if you’re reaching for it often. Great save.

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