Feathers Flights // Sewing Blog: Maternity Sweater Refashion

2.21.2014

Maternity Sweater Refashion

I'm bringing this post home after it first appeared on House of Estrela.
I'm so inspired by all the adorable, cozy sweater outfits on Pinterest and wanted a basic maternity sweater without having to pay for a new one. I found an extra large men's sweater at the thrift store to refashion, and it's 100% wool! This is a really quick fix too! 
It turned out better than I thought it would, and it's a great basic green that can be matched with almost anything.
Supplies
Extra large sweater
Sewing supplies*

1. Put the sweater on to see how much needs to be taken it. I did the same measurement from hem to armpit and then I tapered out to the sleeve hem.
2. Because my sleeves were WAY too long I planned to fold the cuff up. When I sewed in the sleeve, I stopped at the cuff. (See the first picture.)
3. Trim and finish edges.
4. Turn the sweater right side out and sew in the sleeve cuffs. Feel free to try on the sweater to see what needs to be taken in. Trim.
5. Fold the cuff up and tack down.
I was planning on added elastic to the sides to give it more of a maternity look, but once the sides were in I realized I loved the length of the sweater. If your sweater is too long, add elastic to the side seams to shorten it and give it the cute, gathered look.
Heather

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