When I was in the USA a few years back and saw a fabulous green hoodie on clearance at Old Navy for less than $10 I had to have it. Sure it was a little short, but I told myself the lie that every tall girl tells herself... it's not that short (unless I move!) & I can stretch the sleeves. Then it shrank in the wash. Whoops.
So rather than give it to a short friend I decided to make it work by doing some colour blocking with navy Ponte fabric I had left over from making this midi skirt.
It's a simple fix!
Cut off the wrist bands and bottom band - carefully as it will fray!
Sew in fabric which is the same width as the original piece and your desired length. If the top you are adding to is a stretch fabric, then add in stretch fabric. If it's a woven fabric, then use woven fabric.
Use a zig zag stitch if your top is stretchy and finish the edges.
A little tip: make sure your wrist bands are the right way around when you reattach them. One of mine is backwards which bothers me, but not enough to fix it!
|Jean: Refashioned by Me / Booties: Target |
Photos c/o of wonderful Husband
Ta da! Now I have a colour block hoodie which actually fits.
I don't know about the other tall girls out there but I feel much more comfortable when my sleeves are actually long enough!