The change of seasons is underway. It’s kind of like Mother Nature’s makeover. What a perfect time to make over a plain sweatshirt into an Expressive Sweatshirt! Here’s my serger spin-off of Mary Mulari’s “Serge and Twist Sweatshirt Vest.” After the sweatshirt-to-vest transformation, cut 1″ strips from the leftover sleeves.
- Serge each side of the strips—I used Baby Lock’s wave stitch.
- Periodically tie soft knots in each strip length.
- Position, pin, and stitch strips to the vest using monofilament thread.
Want to see the sweatshirt transformation online? Push play below:
If you don’t have a wave stitch on your serger, consider the overlock option. It’s equally as creative.
Follow the directions in the Expressive Sweatshirts book to make over a sweatshirt into a vest. Or watch my guest, Mary Mulari, and me present the two-part series of Expressive Sweatshirts part 1 and part 2 online at NancyZieman.com or on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch.
The random winner of Copy Cat Patterns book is Maureen Scott. Her comment: Thanks for this reminder….I’ll be coping a great little 3/4 spring coat in a new fabric so I can switch it out…..first I’ll practice with a little mandarin collared box jacket that has seen better days because I could bear to give it up!
Bye for now,