What Chesty is wearing today.
Again today I am working on an UFO from last year - well if the truth be told, it is a really really old UFO as far as the fabric goes.
Many years ago, my local chapter of the American Sewing Guild took a trip to Philadelphia to shop. We tried to buy out JoMar, all the shops on 4th street, and a unique place that sold something called a sweater blank. I can't remember the name just now, but it may come to me. I am fairly sure that they are no longer in business.
What is a sweater blank you ask? Well, it is four pieces of a large sweater knit that has the ribbing incorporated in the fabric (just like a purchased sweater) and a piece of ribbing for the neck. They are really fast to construct, so the gal at the store told us, so I purchased MANY. Again, what was I thinking?
Over time I have given most of them away, with the exception of this one.
The 'blank' is the beige / white stripe fabric. I made the trim out of my two of my faves -beige and medium brown petersham. I stitched them together then added the animal print trim in the middle of the two.
|Close up of the trim|
I added a plain Target Tank under it with the same animal print trim on the neck. The neck grew a little after I added the trim, so I just made a small pleat in the middle and really like how it changed the look of the T.
I plan to close the sweater with this large brass snap that I purchased on a NYC trip!
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