Teal …. what a fun color for a sweatshirt, which you certainly don’t see very often. I picked this one up at the thrift store for $2.99.
The sweatshirt fit me fine, but I decided I wanted to turn it into a v-neck instead of the traditional crew neck. So, I went to a post from The Renegade Seamstress on ehow.com, and followed her instructions to convert the neckline. Here is the link to those instructions: http://www.ehow.com/how_8777581_turn-crew-neck-tshirt-vneck.html
I began by carefully removing the ribbing at the neck … only from shoulder to shoulder.
Next, I placed an embroidered lace piece at the neckline to help determine how low I wanted the “V” to be.
I then folded my sweatshirt in half down the middle, and I marked a new line from the shoulder to the bottom of the “V.”
I then took my scissors and cut my neck ribbing exactly in the middle.
And I cut the sweatshirt along the marked line.
Then, following those instructions for sewing from the link on ehow, I sewed the ribbing into place. Voila!!!
Next, I placed my lace where I wanted it, and pinned, then stitched by hand to secure it.
Then, for some added interest, I added some ivory beads in periodic spots on top of the lace.
Here it is after the beads had been added.
The weather is finally getting warmer! I may need to shelf this sweatshirt until next fall, but here it is . . .
Try updating an old sweatshirt for a quick and easy refashion!