My "uniform" in the winter, when I'm working in my home studio has become a zip-up polar fleece sweater. It's comfortable and warm and boring. Plus, my husband is retired now and is home to see the boring clothes I'm wearing.
So, I decided to create something fun that would fill the same category.
Time to bring in sweater number two that coordinates so I can change and add parts to this sweater. I bought this man's pullover from the Thrift Store at the same time.
THEN I was stuck. I couldn't decided what to do next. I was busy on another project so I just left this on my dressform and stared at it for about two weeks.
I wanted to add length and I wanted it more shapely, but I didn't want to just add bands or ruffles around the bottom ... and then in the middle of the night it struck me ... I needed princesses seams, using the second sweater on the sides.
AND, that black band with the skinny grey stripe at the very bottom was the neckband from the man's sweater.
You've heard about nose to tail eating with regard to animals? Well this is neck to hem sewing. I'm trying to work in as many elements from my two original sweaters as possible.