Welcome to a first for my blog! A step by step refashion!!! (I'm not calling it a tutorial becuase I think that pretty hard for refashioning, unless you stalk me and find an identical jumper , and identical buttons, and fabric.... You weirdo)
Anyway I started with this!
A too small mr Knitwit jumper, in grey in a lightweight knit fabric.
I took out the faux tee shirt thing (let's all just take a moment to giggle about the fact it looks like knickers)
And removed the buttons! Meh still hideous!
So I cut a new neckline and stitched on some bias binding.
Which I then folded back in! This wirks in two ways you get a clean edge and (hopefully) your garment won't fray.
Voila! There's a little bit if bagging at the neckline but I like the slouchy look!
Next I channelled my inner old man and decided elbow patches were the way to go. Luckily I have some faux leather ones in my stash so used that as a template for my new ones (using scraps from my mimi blouse fabric)
I cut interfacing the same size and stitched up up pairs.
Next I hand stitched them to my elbows on the jumper (it's worth trying on for this, my elbows are not where I thought they were)
Now I decided I needed a lil something more!
I folded a peice of paper in half to get a semetrical shape and voila!
I drew the shape on my top using the template and cut a fabric one which I then covered in buttons! And then stitch to the top by hand!
Please excuse how awful I look , the boys have been poorly and mama is exhausted.
Now here's my problem , I wanted an Eiffel Tower ! Which I think it looks like! Mr Knitwit however says I'm channeling Alvin from Alvin and the chipmunks and lil Knitwit keeps saying it's a rocket ship!
What do you think?