Repurposed

This is a trick that I learned from Jean, who writes Dross Into Gold.
Repurpose your uncomfortable (ie too tight) or moth-eaten sweaters into cowls and armlettes!

Here’s how (the quick, non-sewing method for impatient people):
Lay your sweater on a flat surface and cut the arms and body crosswise at the underarm.
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Voilà!
My next victim experiment will be on a cardigan. I’ll link to a photo if when it happens.

This post inspired by The Daily Post’s weekly Photo Challenge.
This week’s theme is Repurpose.

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#June1-30Challenge Day 9: Whole 9 Yards

Day 9 Go the Whole Nine Yards
June 9, 1834. William Carey died. He is considered the Father of Modern Missions. He spent forty-one years as a Christian missionary to India without ever taking a furlough. Being a missionary in India in the early nineteenth century was not easy!
To go the whole nine yards means “to continue doing something dangerous or difficult until it is finished”. William Carey went the whole nine yards.
When have you gone the whole nine yards? Write about it.
Or write a story of someone in a dangerous or difficult situation and how they go the whole nine yards.

The Red Coat

I designed, draped, and sewed this coat my senior year at Otis College of Art and Design.
It was for a project mentored by David Hayes.
The hem is NINE YARDS long!
If I remember correctly, I did hand sewing at least three times on that hem, maybe four.
(Basting hem tape to coat, stitching coat fabric to hem tape, stitching lining hem to coat).

Here is a link to a tiny video of me twirling in it.

And here is my design illustration from 2/1987:

Obtaining my BFA at Otis was one of the most difficult things I’ve done.
No regrets.