this idea posted by Brookelynn on Craftzine.com and just had to try it out!
I was busy last night, finishing Baby Bear's penguin costume, but this morning decided to cut up a sweater to wear to work. It sounded almost too easy to be true, but I loved the result! In fact, I'm wearing it as I type this! This is what I love about re-designing old clothes; you get to keep the features you love, like the soft, warm feel of my sweater, but change the things you don't like. The sweater I cut up (I'll post pics tomorrow) was boxy and unflattering. It is much more flattering and stylish as a shrug, I think. I love how easy it was, but the fabric of my sweater seems thicker than the ones Brookelynn used, so it's a bit bulky in the front. I'm going to remove a triangle of fabric from each side on the front, next to the sleeves, because I'm picky, and add a big brown button at the neckline, because it'll be super cute!
Try it out and tell us about your results!!