Giving up the ghost
My parents bought me this nifty silk sweater a long time ago. I believe I was married, but I think they bought me this sweater before I had kids. I have been married since 1986, and my oldest was born in ‘88. I think that even my husband would admit that this is an old garment. Actually, maybe not, he still has a garment or two from High School, and he graduated during the early years of the first Nixon administration.
The sweater began life as a boxy pullover. A couple of years ago I turned the sweater into a cardigan. I’m really fond of the sweater, but it really is getting ragged.
It was time to replace the well worn silk sweater. I had a nice nubbly sweater knit in my stash.
I lay the silk sweater on top of the nubbly knit folded in 1/4.
If I were less lazy I would have cut the sleeves separately.
Now you see the nubbly knit cut into a sweater shape. I cut open the front on the fold. Then I sewed up the seams from wrist to hem on the serger. I serged around the hems.
And now I have a comfy sweater.
I was so happy with the results that I made another with a more stable slightly patterned rayon double knit.
Sharp-eyed Fabric Mart shoppers will recognize this knit from last week’s sale.
I also turned two pieces from the mystery bundle into coordinating pillowcases.
I can’t quite decide if these pillowcases are charming or ugly. I suspect that the others in my household will let me know.