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Upcycle sweater into amazing grunge look Teen Spirit

My mom has a history of telling me 'pose like this' and I typically react with 'there is no way this won't look ridiculous', and guess what, it typically does not look ridiculous. Which is both wonderful and really annoying. The above is one of those moments, it is one of my absolute favorites from this round of testing. 

There is a little story behind this top. I was given a bunch of clothing from relatives when I started sewing so that I could practice on them, I have had this sweater sitting in a pile for almost 2 years! I knew I liked it but I wasn't sure what I wanted to make with it. During the testing for the new collection from George + Ginger, I made 2 different Teen Spirits. I loved both of them, they are dolman style and great fits, they both have hoods, then it hit me, THE SWEATER! I knew it would be perfect. 

I really lucked out that I was able to use the original neckband, I had to do some alterations to the rest to make it work though, and no hood, but that would have been over kill I think with this fabric. I ended up loving this top so much that I took extra pictures with it on pieces I had finished. 

It is not often that I get to upcycle something for a pattern test, have it be amazing, and for me. This is a win all around I think. I paired it with the new Seether skirt from the collection above. 

 Here is my favorite with my Everlong pants from the collection. This is also my laughing and mocking how bad I was sure this pose looked 🙈

I need to send these pictures over to family that donated this sweater to me so they can see what I made it into, and how much I LOVE it. (my moody, teen angst expression aside)

What do you think is it a win in the upcycle department?


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