I’ve had this Angora sweater just sitting in my closet that I had picked up at a thrift store a few years ago. Every time I clean my closet, you know “out with the old – in with the new”, I can never seem to part with it. I’ve only worn it once (just after purchasing it), but I didn’t feel like the style of the sweater fit me quite right. It’s SOOOO soft, I thought maybe I’d chop it up and make a hat and scarf out of it . . . but I couldn’t bear to.
Then I saw this photo of a Free People Angora Sweater for sale and knew what I needed to do!
I needed to find another sweater and merge the two. The night before New Year’s Eve I went Thrift Town and found an ugly $2 turtleneck sweater with just the right coloring! I cut off 3 inches of each sleeve and the bottom 3 inches of the torso. I then cut the peplum off (which I still think is adorable and somewhat sad to see it go!) my Angora Sweater and sewed the turtleneck sleeves and torso pieces directly on. In less than 2 hours total, I had a whole new sweater! I wish I had taken photos of the process (very sorry) but I was in such a hurry to get my idea finished!
My Finished Sweater – What do you think?
I then wore it on New Year’s Eve! We were having a little too much fun taking photos of our window reflection – the city lights made great bokeh!