let me start by saying, I just typed out this whole post THEN BLOGGER ATE IT!!!!!!
So if you detect an undercurrent of grumpiness please note that it is directed at Blogger, not at you! I would never be grumpy with you!
Right then - did everyone have a good Christmas & new years?
I did! and now my temp retail job is finished so I have some time for sewing again (in between looking for a new job and homework of course)
I had this garment, which was well past its best (I'm not sure it ever had a best to be honest)
With the help of a seam ripper and a bit of elastic I ended up with this -
How was it done?
Unpick 'skirt' section
Measured the length I wanted the sweater to fall
Cut two pieces of elastic to this length (minus the length of the ribbing at the bottom)
Wrestle elastic into side seams using the sewing machine
Enjoy the ruche-ing effect the elastic creates
You think I was exaggerating when I said I wrestled the elastic into place - check out that stitching line - looks like I was drunk when I was sewing