|Burberry Prorsum Spring 2012 Ready to Wear|
I saw this sweater and thought "Hey I could make that." So, that is exactly what I set out to do. I don't exactly care for the prints featured here but I love the idea of having a different pattern panel down the front. Now, I don't really know how to construct clothing, but I do know how to modify existing stuff.. kinda :D I went to the thrift store and started searching for shirts and patterns that I might want to mix. I had a bit of a hard time finding a long sleeve with a nice pattern so I decided I would find a plain sweater and add the print as a front panel. Below I have laid out my process...
I found this shirt and I really liked the pattern, however it is a 2X... so I figured I could at least cut it up and use the fabric for my center panel.
I found this mocha brown long sleeve that goes perfectly with the pattern shown above. I only paid $6 for this one and $5 for the short sleeve. I figured for $11, I could experiment a bit.
I began the process by putting on the long sleeve and seeing where the center fell on me. I then made two ink marks as big as I wanted the middle panel to be. I ended up measuring 4" and making pen marks all the way down so when I cut it, it would be straight.
I cut out the center panel, as you can see above. Note, this is my first time using Jersey knit and it is a pain in the Ba-donk-a-donk!! I suggest using a different fabric if you're a beginner like me.
I lined up the panel to the collar and the bottom of the long sleeve in order to see where I needed to hem the it. Once I made sure the two pieces fit I folded and pinned the panel and proceeded to sew it on top and bottom.
My little afternoon project only cost me $11 and two hours time!! I promise a style post with this shirt very soon!!