I did a thing. I transformed this oversized men’s merino wool sweater into a very wearable and cute Sew Over It Edie Top and I couldn’t be more pleased! This sweater came from Goodwill and cost me $2. It is 100% Merino Wool and still had the tags on it, so had never been worn. Can we say VALUE?!!!
This is the first top in my Sew Over It Work to Weekend Ebook plans (that’s a mouthful!). I have four other pieces that will join this for a final look of 5 mix and match pieces. Stay tuned!
As I mentioned, this is the Edie Top from the new Sew Over It ebook “Work to Weekend.”
It is a knit top (and dress) that features a boat or slash neck and 3/4 sleeves. It’s pretty basic, but I am pleased with the fit so it’s going to be made a few more times! I’m also excited to try out the dress version as well . . .
There isn’t a whole lot to say about the pattern. It sewed up in less than an hour and it will definitely pull its weight in my Fall wardrobe this year. These were the alterations I made to the pattern:
I sewed an 8 at the neckline, but a 14 everywhere else
I kept the sweater’s original “knit on” hem band
I reattached the knitted cuffs onto the sleeves
I used knit stay tape to stabilize the neck band
I used my coverstitch machine to finish off the neck line
I have put together a video on YouTube that walks you through the entire refashion process if you are interested in a more detailed account! As always, you can find it here:
Stay tuned for more in this little capsule and don’t forget to subscribe to the channel so you don’t miss a thing!
Until next time!