I'll admit, I don't always follow the "if you haven't worn it in 6 months get rid of it" rule. I keep thinking at some point I might want to wear it again...but at every season's change I find myself pulling out the same clothes that inevitably will never be worn.
For example, I've worn this sweater a few times over the years, but since I never really felt that great in it, it has spent most of its time in the closet making me feel guilty for not wearing it. It was just a bit too long for my 5'4 frame and not very flattering.
So instead of tossing it, I decided to cut it up and re-fashion it.
So after cutting it into strips, finishing each raw edge with a zig-zag strip, and reattaching it in layers, this is what it looks like now:
The edges naturally ruffled with the zig zag stitch, and I kind of liked it.
The back needs a little work - I cringe when I look at that piece that needs to be snipped...but this is what the back looks like pre-snipped.
Other than that, this old sweater has new flair.
The shorter length is also much more flattering than long and drapey.
I guess I'll throw it back into the closet for another 6 months and see if passes the test!