Easy to Sew Sweater Alterations
Lately, I have been seeing lots of blog posts about how easy it is to take in large clothes, and I thought I might as well give it a try! Here are some easy-to-sew sweater alterations.
The dark pink sweater is the one I made the alterations to and the light pink sweater is the one I used as a pattern.
This is a very easy way to take in a sweater and make it fit better.
First, make sure the large clothing items are inside out. Second, lay the big sweater down flat and lay the smaller sweater on top of the larger one.
Make sure to match up the neck and shoulders.
Once the sweaters are lined up, pin the large sweater following the pattern and outline of the smaller sweater.
Make sure you sew along the outside of the pins. This will ensure that the sweater won’t be too small.
After you are done sewing, turn it the correct way and try it on to make sure it fits properly.
Thankfully the sweater fit great. Now turn the sweater back inside out and cut off the extra material.
Leave a little room next to the stitching.
Alterations Before and After
This is the only picture I could find of the “large” sweater. I bought this sweater from H&M a few years ago and thought it would shrink in the wash, but it never did.
Instead of just throwing it away or donating it I am so happy I was able to alter it.
Here is how it looks after the alterations. Of course, this is not how I would normally wear a sweater.
Over a dress lol, I was only trying it on.
I love how it turned out. It is now tight enough that I can wear it as a shirt in the winter.
Comment below and let me know your simple alteration tips.