Last Saturday night I was too tired to go out and instead preferred to stay home and sew. I wanted to start on my next project but had no suitable fabric at home for a muslin. I was close to cutting up one of my bedsheets, when I found a sweater to cut up and refashion instead. I have far too many clothes in my wardrobe that fall into the only-good-for-wearing-at-home category and the pile is growing steadily. I've been wanting to turn some of these clothes into wearable items for quite some time now but never got around to it.
The sweater I decided to cut up and refashion was a wide, v-necked, gray and dull, but good quality wool sweater. First I sewed the sweater into a more flattering fit at the sides and along the sleeves and then I cut out the neckline, drafted a peter pan collar and made some matching cuffs. The farbic I used was just some left-over fabric I had lying around. I made a skirt out of this fabric a long time ago which I never ended up hemming, but I suppose if I felt like it I could hem the skirt and then wear them as a combo - No, don't think so.
I worked in a really sloppy and unorderly manner on this refashion and wasn't my usual careful and perfectionist self, but I think it turned out well despite the chaos. It was nice working like this; just brutally cutting into things, sloppily drawing a collar and sewing it all together in a frenzy while singing and listening to loud music. I should try this more often.