We live in a very small apartment and there is only one tiny closet between three of us. I graciously let the kids have it for their clothes. I hang my jackets, handmade dresses, and wet suit in there, but otherwise, whatever I have has to fit in my dresser. The drawers are, of course, overflowing. I am no fashionista, but I do love me some clothes! I dropped a bit of weight over the last year, taking my size down, so I had to clean out some of the drawers to make room for clothes that fit. Which is AWESOME, except I don't exactly have the budget for a new wardrobe. That could really explain how I dropped a dress size to begin with! I wasn't about to toss the clothes to good will. After all, fabric is fabric, and I am really loving the idea of repurposing old things into new things.
I had a white sweater that was my first victim. I saw this picture on pinterest and it inspired me:
It's a picture of Isla Fisher in an issue of Vanity Fair's - "Vanities Girl" 50's Pin Up photo shoot in Marilyn Monroe style. I don't know why, but I love pin up art work. Especially beach style pin ups. I think they are adorable. This modern take on pin ups is no exception. I love her sweater. I instantly thought of my size too big white sweater. Although, mine doesn't have buttons and I didn't want something so fitted.
I saw this sweater on pinterest, as well.
This sweater looks sooooooo comfy!!!! I love it! Casual, yet cute and a hint of sexy with the loose midriff. I decided I'd pull a little inspiration from both sweaters. Here is how my sweater redux turned out:
I'm no Isla Fisher, but I like the way my sweater came out. It has a slightly tapered waistline. It's not fitted, like Isla's, but it isn't formless, like the beige sweater. I'm happy with the end result. This will be super cute on a warm summer night. Maybe not for pick up at the kids school, though ;).
Of course, I forgot to take a before picture .... D'oh!! I do have an identical black sweater, so you can see what it looked like before, only white.
I think I'm going to hang onto this black one, as is. You never know when you need a black sweater. I bought the white sweater for a court appearance. White is not a good color choice for me. I feel like I should wear a bib when I eat or drink coffee because it is guaranteed to get stained. I thought it was a good color choice for court, though, so I could look like the pure, innocent lamb I am.
Which makes me feel even better about my decision to hot that sweater up a notch or two ;).