I’m digging the exaggerated split hem trend. It makes me want to buy a second hand sweater and cut up the hem. I would carefully hand sew the edges to keep them from unraveling, of course. I think it would make the sweater lay nicer on the hip. And with a soft long sleeve tee underneath it would be warm, comfy and stylish.
My sweater blanket was featured in the October issue of All You magazine. I like the fine print at the bottom of the page — “This idea comes from Jennifer Moore in Kittery, Maine, who blogs about sustainable style at recovergirl.wordpress.com.” That’s better than a stick in your eye. xo jam
I realize that it is almost time to put away my winter clothing, but before I do I have to first mention that this winter I discovered the sweater skirt. I bought a second-hand sweater skirt similar to #5 pictured above. I think I paid $16 dollars for it at the Wear House in downtown Portsmouth. I wear it with fleece tights and my clog boots. It is the most comfortable outfit I have. I want to wear it everyday. I’m tempted to try to make a sweater skirt from second hand sweaters. I don’t like wearing anything that looks too crafty. I do appreciate the maternity skirt(#3) made by Handmade Pretties on Etsy. I’m too hippy to wear something like this but it would look great on a girl with a dancer’s body. The green skirt (#1) is a hand knit project from the Winter 2010 Interweave Knits magazine. You could probably get a copy from your local library. The persimmon skirt (#2) is by Anthropologie. The pleated oatmeal sweater dress (#4) is by Tibi. Love + Love. xo