This simple refashion is a great solution for when that favorite sweater/sweater dress gets a wee bit too short. Might as well make it look like you meant it to be that way all along, right? And then you can get a little more wear out of it before retiring it for good.
I'm not really into midriff-baring, but a cropped sweater can be a fun layering tool in your wardrobe because it allows you to play with interesting proportions. Want to learn how to make one of your own? Check out the tutorial below!
- sweater or sweater dress
- fabric shears
- sewing machine or serger
- matching thread
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Measure sweater down to where you'd like the new hemline to sit and mark. Using fabric shears, carefully cut approximately 3/4" below the mark.
Use a sewing machine to finish the ragged edge with a zigzag stitch. A serger would work too!
Fold your finished edge to the inside of the sweater to create the new hemline and sew in place with a straight stitch.
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