{$1.49} Goodwill Cape to Sweater Dress - Refashion

There is a Goodwill only minutes from the office that I work in. Too often, I find myself there for a quick dig before picking up the kids.
My favorite spots - the $1.49 bins.

Look what I scored one day...

Capes aren't my style, but who says I can't take it in and make it into a fab sweater dress to wear with leggings?
There's never enough sweater dresses to pair with leggings :)


The look on my face says it all...

TRex wondering what Mama is doing...

Excuse the crazy pictures... I was trying my hardest to get some good ones, which is impossible in poorly lit small apartment.  In honor of Mardi Gras (and to honor his father's requests to not put pictures of him online) I added that cute little mask to TRex's face :)

I simply laid out the cape on the floor (and didn't get pictures of this!) and used a well fitting sweater as a pattern to how wide I should cut the arms and torso. I over estimated quite a bit, since it's always easier to take it in more. I sewed two V's,  cut off the excess fabric, tried it on a few times, nipped and tucked.

I ended up also sewing together the very front.With how snug it was in the hips and belly to make the sweater not look clunky, the two flaps bulged. Not figure flattering. So now it's more of a pull over, but works quite well. Very comfy, and warm. Thanks again Goodwill :)

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  1. Oh. My. Goodness! You did quite the good job! Really that turned out so well!

  2. That turned out amazing! I love how it looks.

    1. Thanks! The best part is how comfy it is. Glad you stopped by my blog!

  3. Super cute upcycle. Pinned to my style board! New follow. Follow back a thttp://www.sewsweetvintage.com/2013/02/hey-girl-valentine-party.html

    1. Thank you! I'm now following your blog as well, excited to see what projects you come up with in the future :)


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